Mark Truby, 32, covers the automotive industry for The Detroit News, where he has worked for three years. He has also worked as reporter for USA TODAY and The Herald-Dispatch of Huntington, W.Va.
Truby has covered crime, politics and big business in his nine years as a reporter, winning numerous awards. He was awarded the Outstanding Achievement by an Individual in the 2001 Best of Gannett awards as well as a Best in Business Award from the Society of American Business Editors and Writers for his coverage of Ford Motor Co.
In 1997, his coverage of a case involving an American couple on trial for murder in the Caribbean Island of St. Vincent won a number of national awards, including the Al Nakkula Police Reporting Award, National Press Club's top award for diplomatic correspondence and Gannett’s Freedom of Information award.
Truby graduated from Marshall University with a major in Journalism. He lives in Ferndale, Mich., with his wife and son.