Michael Arndt
Michael Arndt

Edelman Chicago has hired Chicago business journalist Michael Arndt to be an executive editor on its editorial team.

Arndt comes to Edelman from Crain’s Chicago Business, where he served as editor since 2012, leading the publication’s evolution to a multi-platform operation. Before joining Crain’s, he was a senior correspondent and senior editor with BusinessWeek and has also served as Sunday business editor and chief economics correspondent with the Chicago Tribune based out of the paper’s Washington, D.C. bureau.

At Edelman Chicago, Arndt will work to enhance the agency’s content strategy and storytelling capabilities. He will also play a key role in enhancing Edelman Chicago’s capabilities in B2B content strategy, working with C-suite clients to advise them on media strategy and content development, particularly in the area of thought leadership.

Arndt will report to John Thomas, executive editorial director.