McCloskey named Tribune-Star publisher

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Community Newspaper Holdings Inc. announced that Robyn McCloskey, publisher of the Kokomo Tribune and the Logansport Pharos-Tribune in Indiana, has been appointed to also serve as publisher of the Tribune-Star in Terre Haute. She succeeds B.J. Riley, who left the Tribune-Star as publisher July 1.

A 27-year veteran of the newspaper industry, McCloskey joined the Pharos-Tribune in 1990 as an advertising telemarketer. In 1995, she became a regional advertising director, and in 2001, under CNHI's ownership, she was named publisher of the Logansport Pharos-Tribune. McCloskey's publisher role expanded to include Kokomo in 2008.

In 2014, McCloskey was promoted to senior vice president of operations. In that role she managed CNHI newspapers in Illinois, Iowa and Texas, in addition to maintaining her publisher position in Logansport and Kokomo.

"CNHI is fortunate to have someone with McCloskey's knowledge and experience to take on this role," said Steve McPhaul, CNHI's executive vice president and chief operating officer. "We're all excited that Robyn has accepted this new challenge. She is an excellent publisher and will be a great asset to the Tribune-Star and the Terre Haute community."

McCloskey said she is excited and honored to have the opportunity to work with the staff in Terre Haute. "I'm anxious to get started and enthusiastic about the newspaper's future."

McCloskey grew up in Indianapolis and has a degree in journalism from Vincennes University.

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