Advocate expands Acadiana newsroom; new chief revenue officer also named


Two veteran media executives with deep ties to Lafayette will be joining The Acadiana Advocate, and the news organization has doubled the size of its newsroom by hiring five journalists from The Daily Advertiser, Advocate owner John Georges has announced.

Kevin Hall will join the news organization as chief revenue officer for Baton Rouge and Acadiana and Kristin Askelson will be the managing editor for Acadiana.

Kevin Foote will join The Advocate as Acadiana sports editor, and the Louisiana-owned media company also hired reporters Claire Taylor and Megan Wyatt and sports writer James Bewers.

The newspaper also named Shari Puterman as branded content editor.

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