Claims Journal, a Wells Media Company, has named Don Jergler as editor. He succeeds Jim Sams who retired in January.

Jergler has covered the insurance industry for over 20 years and holds multiple nominations and an AZBEE award from the American Society of Business Publication Editors (ASBPE). He is also the Western Region Editor of Claims Journal’s sister publication Insurance Journal, where he reports on the region’s P/C insurance news. He is also the host of Insurance Journal’s popular Insuring Cannabis Podcast.

Jergler worked for several daily newspapers before heading into B2B media, including serving as business editor of the Antelope Valley Press, and as a reporter at the Pasadena Star-News and later the Long Beach Press-Telegram. He continued to do freelance work for daily newspapers, with his work appearing often in the Los Angeles Times and Orange County Register.

“I am honored to join Claims Journal as Editor and am excited about the opportunity to contribute to the site’s continued success,” said Don Jergler “My goal is to build on the site’s reputation for delivering timely, accurate, and insightful content, while also exploring innovative ways to engage with our readers.”

Don Jergler

Don Jergler is set to spearhead a new era for Claims Journal that will include expanded coverage of emerging trends, exclusive interviews with industry leaders, and in-depth analyses of critical issues affecting the claims industry.

Wells Media Group’s Vice President of Content, Andrea Wells, expressed confidence in Don stating, “We are thrilled to welcome Don Jergler as editor of Claims Journal. With Don’s expertise and vision, we are confident that Claims Journal will continue to be the go-to source for comprehensive and reliable information of the claims industry.”

Claims Journal, a Wells Media Group Company, is the highest trafficked P/C claims-specific news site in the world. Other brands of Wells Media Group include: Insurance Journal, the P/C insurance industry’s leading website and magazine; the Academy of Insurance an online learning center for P/C insurance professionals; Insurance Journal TV, a media site featuring insurance industry videos and podcasts, and, a searchable insurance markets directory which connects thousands of insurance agents with market providers every day; and Carrier Management, which provides research, news, online media and a magazine for insurance company leaders.