Kent Warneke


Kent Warneke worked 37 years in the newspaper business, including more than 30 as the editor and vice president of the Norfolk Daily News before being named editor emeritus in 2019. He then worked as director of grants and contracts at Northeast Community College in Norfolk before retiring at the end of 2022.

Warneke’s civic involvement includes serving on the board of directors and chairman of the Nebraska Press Association, the Nebraska District of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, Faith Regional Health Services in Norfolk, and the Norfolk Area Chamber of Commerce. In retirement, he’s serving as a professional in residence at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s College of Journalism and Mass Communications and is part of the Humanities Nebraska Speakers Bureau.