David Zeeck


David A. Zeeck has been executive editor of The News Tribune since 1994. He is responsible for the news report and is a member of the editorial board.

Before joining The News Tribune, he worked 20 years at The Kansas City Star as a reporter, city editor, managing editor and executive editor. He was an editor on projects that won Pulitzer prizes for local and national reporting.

Zeeck is active in several national journalism organizations. He is past-president of the American Society of Newspaper Editors, and has served on the boards of the Associated Press Managing Editors and New Directions for News, an industry research and development organization. He also is active in journalism education.

He received an MBA from Rockhurst College in Kansas City and a bachelor of journalism degree from the University of Missouri. He is a Presbyterian and an Eagle Scout. He is married to Valarie S. Zeeck, a lawyer and former judge. They have two sons, Phillip and Michael. He is proud to be a Texan by birth and a Tacoman by choice.