Voccio named publisher of Niagara Falls Gazette, Tonawanda News

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Chris Voccio, a veteran newspaper publisher, has been appointed publisher of the Niagara Falls Gazette and the Tonawanda News.

Keith Blevins, executive vice president and chief operating officer of Community Newspaper Holdings, Inc., said Voccio will assume his duties on Sept. 2. He has been the publisher of the Norwich, Conn., Bulletin.

"Chris is a talented newspaper executive," said Blevins. "With his proven leadership abilities, and his passion for quality community journalism, he is ideally suited to lead these publications."

Voccio, 47, first became a publisher 12 years ago at the CNHI-owned Greenville (Texas) Herald-Banner, and later went on to serve as publisher of The Tribune-Democrat (Johnstown, Penn.) and Danville (Ill.)  Commercial-News.

"I'm excited to join the team in Niagara Falls," said Voccio. "I'm looking forward to immersing myself in the operation and in the community, and I'm confident our future will be bright."

A native of Rhode Island, Voccio is a graduate of Bryant University in Smithfield, R.I., and holds an MBA from the Indiana University of Pennsylvania. He is an airplane pilot and avid motorcyclist.

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