Jim Davis

Deputy Managing Editor
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DuPage Editor and Manager Jim Davis joined the Daily Herald in 1978. He worked as a reporter, assistant city editor and city editor before he was named DuPage editor in 1990.

In that role, he oversees operation of the DuPage County staff from the newspaper's office in Lisle. He directly supervises the metro staff, which includes reporters covering courts/legal affairs and county government. A graduate of Northern Illinois University, Jim began his journalism career as the DuPage County reporter for the now-shuttered Daily Journal in Wheaton.

His reporting duties for the Daily Herald included coverage of Wheeling, Des Plaines and a stint as general assignment reporter. As an assistant city editor, he was in charge of the Daily Herald's initial foray into DuPage County, which started in 1985 with coverage of Bloomingdale, Medinah and Roselle. Jim also oversaw the growth of the newspaper into numerous other DuPage communities.

His lone personal journalism award is for spot news coverage during a his reporting tenure, but he is happy to bask in the reflected glow of his talented staff, which has won many awards. Jim began writing a weekly column in 2003 -- a behind-the-scenes look at the issues facing the newspaper, the stories it covers and the details about the newsgathering process. It appears on Fridays in the DuPage editions.

A graduate of Naperville Central High School, Jim has lived in DuPage County for more than 40 years, mostly in Naperville. He and his wife now live in Aurora.

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Davis: Chuck Fulco, our awesome total eclipse expert

Aug 18 2017 | 5:20 pm - Columnist Jim Davis: Not that I know many eclipse experts, but in my book, Chuck Fulco is the rock star of the genre.

Construction nightmares? Depends on your route to work

Aug 11 2017 | 5:34 pm - Columnist Jim Davis: So, I was running late Friday, and the first light I encountered turned yellow well before I had hit the intersection. Opted not to chance it.

Davis: A GoPro, a goat and yoga at Elburn farm

Jul 30 2017 | 10:32 am - Columnist Jim Davis says mounting a camera on a goat is all in a day's work for our photographer.

Got a good flood story? Please share. Here are some of ours.

Jul 23 2017 | 8:38 am - Columnist Jim Davis: Got a flood story to share? Here's a copy editor's harrowing tale, still vivid 21 years later.

Cubs stress-texting Part II: Here’s to a better second half

Jul 17 2017 | 4:55 pm - Columnist Jim Davis: ‘Strope-a-Dope, put your hat on straight!’ It’s never too early to start the stress texting over Cubs season.

I pray that you respect our coverage of invocations

Jul 03 2017 | 10:04 am - Columnist Jim Davis: The delicate and volatile mix of prayer and government — and when and how we cover it.

Woodridge’s wild week, St. Charles’ sticky problem

Jun 23 2017 | 5:10 pm - Jim Davis: Woodridge witnesses businesses coming and going, while St. Charles deals with a sticky problem.

A scolding about patriotism prompts a practical solution

Jun 18 2017 | 2:25 pm - Columnist Jim Davis: Lauren Zannini of Elgin decried our lack of patriotism; Kay Cahill of Roselle had a good answer.

The Quarry men? How the Sox almost played in Elmhurst

Jun 12 2017 | 10:15 am - Columnist Jim Davis: More than 30 years ago, one guy says DuPage movers and shakers were suggesting the massive Elmhurst Quarry would be a good place for the Chicago White Sox to play ball.

Davis: ‘Before I die’ challenge leads to an unforgettable night

May 27 2017 | 6:00 pm - Columnist Jim Davis: Garage band guy’s ‘before I die’ answer prompts stage show with rock star Himmelman.

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