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
Scot Morrissey has been named publisher of The Albany Herald, Southern Community Newspapers Inc. Executive Vice President Mike Gebhart announced.MORE
The Post and Courier in Charleston, S.C., has a new face in charge of its opinion pages. Charles Rowe recently retired after a decade as editorial page editor, and newsroom veteran Rick Nelson has taken over the role.MORE
Opelika-Auburn News Publisher Rex Maynor has left the Alabama community to accept a position in Branson, Mo., where he will oversee operations for a group of community newspapers.More
Less than three weeks after buying The Virginian-Pilot (Norfolk, Va.), media giant Tronc replaced the newspaper's top editor with Marisa Porto, who also leads the Daily Press in Newport News.
Tronc executives made the announcement during a meeting in The Pilot's newsroom. Porto takes over for Steve Gunn, who held the position for three years.More
Keith Barlow, veteran publisher of The Milledgeville (Ga.) Union-Recorder, has been appointed publisher of the Dalton (Ga.) Daily Citizen-News.More