Jim Moroney, chairman, president and chief executive officer of A. H. Belo Corporation, plans to retire effective with the May meeting of the Board of Directors. Moroney will continue serving as a director and will assume the title of publisher emeritus of The Dallas Morning News, where he served as publisher and chief executive officer from 2001 until March 2018.
Robert W. Decherd will succeed Moroney as chairman, president and chief executive officer.MORE
Tony Bernados has been named the new president of The Augusta (Ga.) Chronicle and Chronicle Media. Bernados will start in his new position June 5.MORE
Paul Gaier has been named president and publisher of the Peoria Journal Star and PJStar.com.MORE
Ron Gutierrez, a veteran Iowa newspaper executive, has been appointed publisher of the Ottumwa Courier.
Gutierrez was publisher of the Clinton Herald. He will continue in that role under his expanded regional responsibilities in southern Iowa.MORE
Peter S. Yates, a veteran newspaper executive, has been appointed publisher of The Daily Progress in Charlottesville, Va. He replaces Rob Jiranek, who served as publisher from 2016 to 2018 and left the company to pursue other opportunities.MORE
As it bolsters the staff of its fast-growing flexographic printing division, KBA North America is naming Preston Neetzel as its new technical sales manager for KBA-Flexotecnica.MORE
Laura Kessel has been named editor of The Alliance Review newspaper and its weekly publications in northeast Ohio.
Kessel will take over for Review managing editor Rob Todor, who will become sports editor of The Review and The Record-Courier in Kent.MORE
The News Media Alliance has elected Terry Kroeger, president and CEO of BH Media Group, a subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway, as its chairman of the Board of Directors. Kroeger, who previously served as vice chairman, succeeds Michael Klingensmith, publisher and CEO of Star Tribune. Klingensmith will serve as past chair.MORE
Janie Gray has retired as publisher of the Baytown (Texas) Sun after nearly four decades of newspaper work.
Sun advertising director Carol Skewes succeeded Gray as publisher.MORE
The Orlando (Fla.) Sentinel announced new leadership this month.
Nancy Meyer, publisher and general manager of the South Florida Sun Sentinel in Fort Lauderdale, will take over as publisher at the Orlando Sentinel. She previously served as publisher of the Orlando Sentinel in 2015 and 2016. Meyer remains general manager of both Florida papers.More
Veteran journalist Jimmy Wigfield, who has 43 years of experience at newspapers in Alabama, has been named the managing editor of The Alexander City Outlook and its affiliated weekly newspapers owned by Tallapoosa Publishers, Inc.More
Paxton Media Group has announced several promotions due to retirements and an acquisition in its North Carolina, Tennessee and Georgia Division. The announcement came from Jana Thomasson who will be assuming the president role of the North Carolina, Tennessee and Georgia Division of PMG in January 2019.
"I am excited to see members of our group advance into new positions," said Thomasson. "I also wish the ones retiring my very best. They'll truly be missed."
Marvin Enderle has announced his intention to retire as publisher of The Newspapers of West Georgia in Carrollton, Ga., at the end of the year. In this role, Enderle has overseen The Times-Georgian in Carrollton, The Douglas County Sentinel in Douglasville and The Griffin Daily News in Griffin.More