Renee TrappeGroup Editor
Renee Trappe is assistant manager editor/local news for the Daily Herald, which she joined in 1985 as the newspaper's first Roselle reporter.
Over the years, she has built a career focused almost exclusively on local news: She has been an assistant city editor for Northwest suburban Cook County; Assistant DuPage Editor in the paper's former Carol Stream office; Weekend Editor and finally City Editor, before assuming the assistant managing editor/local news title in 1998.
A native of Des Plaines, she attended Iowa State University before graduating in 1978 from Southern Illinois University with a degree in journalism. Prior to joining the Daily Herald, she reported for the Journal and Topics Newspapers, based in Des Plaines; the Chronicle newspapers in St. Charles and the former Daily Journal in Wheaton.
As a writer and editor, she has won awards from the Northern Illinois Newspaper Association, the Illinois Press Association, Associated Press and Associated Press Managing Editors, and was the 2004 recipient of the Stuart R. Paddock Jr. Manager Award of Excellence from Paddock Publications.