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Lozar named 2004-05 Observer editor-in-chief

Sam Davis | Monday, February 2, 2004

The Observer General Board elected associate sports editor Matt Lozar as the 2004-05 editor in chief on Saturday.Lozar, a junior MIS major from Willoughby Hills, Ohio who lives in Keough Hall, joined The Observer as an interhall football reporter during his freshman year. Since then, he has covered a wide variety of sports, including football, men’s basketball, softball and the national champion fencing team.”I look forward to the opportunity to use the experience I’ve gained with the sports department to improve the paper as a whole,” Lozar said. “It is a tremendous challenge, but one I am willing to accept.”As an associate sports editor, he helped run the sports department while coordinating a variety of projects. Lozar’s primary responsibilities included planning and producing the Irish Insider special section used to preview multiple sports events.He is the fourth editor in chief in the last five years to come from the sports department.”I have complete confidence in Matt’s ability to lead The Observer next year,” outgoing editor in chief Andrew Soukup said. “He has a wealth of great ideas and an excellent relationship with the staff.”Among the projects Lozar hopes to undertake during his tenure include establishing a recruiting and training system across all departments and getting color into the paper five days a week. “I was excited to see what I could do to see The Observer improve next year,” Lozar said. “And I’m extremely eager to work with a very talented staff.”Lozar officially takes over as editor in chief on March 1.