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
Ricky Treon has joined The Kerrville (Texas) Daily Times as its new managing editor.MORE
There's a new face behind the desk at the Seguin Gazette's corner office. Advertising Director Elizabeth Engelhardt has assumed the role of general manager.
Engelhardt is taking over for the Gazette's former publisher, Jeff Fowler.MORE
Lance Winter, who most recently worked for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, has joined the San Marcos (Texas) Daily Record as publisher. He succeeds Don Moore, who will remain in an advisory capacity with Moser Community Media. Inc., the management company serving the San Marcos Daily Record, until the time of his future retirement.MORE
An award-winning journalist with 18 years of newspaper experience recently began his duties as editor in chief of The Lawton (Okla.) Constitution.
Jacob Brower was publisher of two small community newspapers in Missouri – The Monett Times and Cassville Democrat – prior to being named to this new position at The Constitution.MORE
Dwain Walden, known affectionately as the "red-headed editor" of The Moultrie Observer, has retired, capping a 46-year career at the paper. He has served as the paper's public face in the community for decades.
Jeff Masters, veteran south Georgia newspaper executive, has assumed Walden's publisher duties. Newsroom manager Kevin Hall has been promoted to managing editor in charge of the news operation.MORE
Rufus Friday, president and publisher of the Herald-Leader in Lexington, Ky., since 2011, announced last Wednesday that he will be stepping down in the middle of September.
Editor Peter Baniak will move into an expanded role as the Herald-Leader's editor and general manager.More
Carl Esposito, publisher of The Daily Times in Maryville, Tenn., and regional president of Adams Publishing Group for Tennessee, North Carolina and Southern Virginia, has been named to the SNPA Board of Directors.
Esposito, who will serve in an at-large position on the board, said: "I appreciate the opportunity to join such an accomplished group and look forward to contributing to the ongoing success of SNPA."More