Jim Doherty

editor, Petoskey News-Review

Jim Doherty

Jim Doherty

The Petoskey Evening News hired high school graduate Jim Doherty as janitor and handyman in 1940. Shortly, he was writing sports news.

Doherty served for two years in World War II before returning to Petoskey in 1945 as sports editor.

Eight years later, The Petoskey Evening News and Northern Michigan Review merged, and Doherty became editor of the new Petoskey News-Review.

Over the next three decades, Doherty gained a reputation for dedication to newspapering and his community. In 1961, he became the first white man adopted by a Michigan Indian tribe, with a name reflective of his commitment to excellence: “He Who Sits Alone.”