Veteran journalist Bob Kappstatter has joined the Bronx Times Reporter as its new editor, Times Reporter founder and publisher John Collazzi announced this week.
Collazzi said “Kappy” as he is known to scores of politicians, police and other news sources across the city, will focus on editorial content in the two papers, their website and the new Bronx Weekly section in the Sunday NY Post, a fellow publication of the News Corp.
Kappstatter holds a number of awards from news, police and community organizations.
He spent over four decades at the NY Daily News in a wide-ranging variety of assignments as both an editor and reporter.
He most recently spent 16 years as the News’ Bronx Bureau chief, where he also wrote a popular weekly political and gossip column that was highly read across the city and in Albany.
“We’ve known Kappy and admired his work since he first landed in the Bronx,” said Collazzi. “We’re looking forward to working with him now to see our product grow even more in strength and popularity as he brings his wealth of reporting, writing and editing skills, as well as countless news sources, to our organization.”
“Covering and writing about the Bronx was a newspaperman’s dream to me,” said Kappstatter. “Now I get to live the dream some more, facing new challenges and goals, with exciting days ahead. It still all comes down to serving the readers - and serving them well.”