Doug Gass is managing editor of the Rockford Register Star and rrstar.com. He joined the Register Star in 1993, after serving as a reporter, copy editor and assigning editor at newspapers in Wisconsin and Iowa. His newspaper career began in 1983 at the Marinette Eagle-Star in Marinette, Wis.
He worked as a writer and editor at the Beloit Daily News, Waterloo (Iowa) Courier and Cedar Rapids (Iowa) Gazette. After joining the Register Star as a copy editor, he held positions of assistant news editor, features editor, assistant managing editor and deputy managing editor. He was named managing editor in June 2008.