Mike Reilly joined the staff of Texas A&M System Chancellor John Sharp in September 2019 after 35 years as a newspaper reporter and editor.
He had worked most recently as the top editor at the Omaha (Nebraska) World-Herald and the top news executive in Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Media chain. There he managed a newsroom of 200 journalists in Omaha and advised editors and publishers in 10 states on various news, content, media law and personnel issues.
His journalism career focused on investigative reporting and explanatory writing, especially in areas of government and public policy. Reilly specializes in explaining complex topics in clear and engaging ways to general-interest audiences.
His job as Director of Communications in the Chancellor’s Office was created in 2019 to amplify The Texas A&M University System’s most important areas of research and expertise in national and international news media outlets.