Native Missourian appointed Joplin Globe publisher
Dale Brendel, an accomplished newspaper executive, has been named publisher of The Joplin Globe.
Brendel, 56, has been a group publisher for the Globe's parent company, CNHI, LLC, in Oklahoma, with oversight of the Stillwater News Press, Muskogee Phoenix, Tahlequah Daily Press and the Ada News.
He will continue in his group publisher role while also serving as resident publisher of the Globe. He said he and his family will soon move to Joplin, returning to the state where "I was born and raised, went to school and began my career as a native Missourian."
Steve McPhaul, CNHI's executive vice president for newspapers, announced Brendel's appointment as Globe publisher.
"Dale Brendel has the depth and breadth of newspaper experience that will smartly serve the Globe's employees, readers, advertisers and communities," said McPhaul. "He has an exemplary record of improving the performance and quality of the newspapers he has managed over the years."
A journalism graduate of the University of Missouri, Brendel started his career as a sports writer for the Blue Springs (Mo.) Examiner, eventually serving as the Examiner's managing editor and general manager. He was later executive editor and general manager of the Independence (Mo.) Examiner and also with the Leavenworth (Kan.) Times.
He joined CNHI in 2013 as general manager of the Stillwater News Press, and a year later was promoted to publisher of the paper. He was named a Oklahoma group publisher in 2017.
"I am excited about the opportunity to work at a paper with the proud and honored tradition of the Globe," said Brendel. "I look forward to working with the Globe team and with getting involved in the Joplin community."
The Joplin Globe, founded in 1896, is one of Missouri's oldest daily newspapers. It has a distinctive history of news coverage in southwest Missouri, including printing the famous 1933 photo of outlaw Bonnie Parker – foot on a car fender, cigar in her mouth – drolly pointing a pistol at her criminal partner Clyde Barrow.
The paper also won national acclaim for its thorough coverage of the 2011 catastrophic tornado that killed more than 150 people, including a Globe employee, and destroyed one-third of the city of Joplin.