Dan Neil fills the newly created post of automobile columnist and critic, writing mostly in Sunday Calendar and reporting to features editor Rick Flaste. He has a national reputation as an auto writer for Conde Nast Traveler, Travel & Leisure, Auto Week, Car & Driver, Worth, the New York Times and others. Deputy Managing Editor John Montorio announced the hire today:
He begins in September after driving out from the East. Also saw a big house ad in the paper today for Outdoors, "the new section that surfs, hikes, skis, climbs, bikes, birds and more." It debuts Sept. 9 and will run on Tuesdays.