We recently anointed San Diego’s cheerleader-in-chief: Doug Manchester. The downtown hotel developer bought The San Diego Union-Tribune in November and has swiftly made major changes. (Like renaming it U-T San Diego.)

Our latest San Diego Explained segment in partnership with NBC 7 San Diego takes a look at the history of the man behind the major newspaper:

View more videos at: http://nbcsandiego.com.

(Though his name isn’t displayed, the piece quotes Dean Nelson, director of Point Loma Nazarene University’s journalism program.)

Rob Davis is a senior reporter at voiceofsandiego.org. You can contact him directly at rob.davis@voiceofsandiego.org or 619.325.0529.

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Rob Davis was formerly a senior reporter for Voice of San Diego.

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