Shon Barenklau is the Vice President of the Midwest Group for BH Media Group. He directs the operations at a number of daily and weekly newspaper operations from Council Bluffs, Iowa to Scottsbluff, Neb.
Mr. Barenklau grew up in De Soto, Kan., and he graduated from the University of Kansas with a degree in news/editorial.
He has been with the Omaha World-Herald Company and BH Media Group since August 1985, beginning as a copy editor and advancing to news editor at the Kearney Hub. When the company purchased the Carlsbad, N.M., newspaper, Mr. Barenklau moved there as the Managing Editor. He also served as Production Manager in Carlsbad. In 1997, Mr. Barenklau was named publisher of the Papillion Times, Gretna Breeze, Ralston Recorder and Springfield Monitor. He then was named General Manager of the Central Weekly Group, which included the Omaha area and western Iowa weekly newspapers.
Mr. Barenklau moved to his current position in September 2016.