Owen Van Essen and Phil Murray have announced that Sara April has become a partner in the firm, now renamed Dirks, Van Essen, Murray & April.MORE
Bob Davis, publisher and editor of The Anniston Star, has announced his resignation.
Davis came to Consolidated in 2003, and has been The Star's editor since 2006. He took on the role of publisher in 2016. He's leaving to become executive director at High Plains Public Radio, a network of stations serving communities in Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska, Oklahoma and Texas.
Josephine Ayers has been named The Star's publisher, while Anthony Cook becomes executive editor of The Star and the other newspapers of its parent company, Consolidated Publishing.MORE
In his new role as regional digital director for CNHI, Ted Gurley will work with local markets in Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Oklahoma and Texas, to help drive digital revenue growth. He will report directly to Greg Maibach, CNHI's senior vice president, digital revenue.MORE
Jim Moroney, chairman, president and chief executive officer of A. H. Belo Corporation, plans to retire effective with the May meeting of the Board of Directors. Moroney will continue serving as a director and will assume the title of publisher emeritus of The Dallas Morning News, where he served as publisher and chief executive officer from 2001 until March 2018.
Robert W. Decherd will succeed Moroney as chairman, president and chief executive officer.MORE
Tony Bernados has been named the new president of The Augusta (Ga.) Chronicle and Chronicle Media. Bernados will start in his new position June 5.MORE
Paul Gaier has been named president and publisher of the Peoria Journal Star and PJStar.com.MORE
Ron Gutierrez, a veteran Iowa newspaper executive, has been appointed publisher of the Ottumwa Courier.
Gutierrez was publisher of the Clinton Herald. He will continue in that role under his expanded regional responsibilities in southern Iowa.MORE
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
Keith Albertson has stepped down as executive editor of The Times in Gainesville, Ga., to pursue a new career after nearly 34 years with the Gainesville newspaper.More
Carlton Fletcher, who has served the past several months as the newspaper's interim editor, has been named editor of The Herald and AlbanyHerald.com, and sales trainer Heather Harrison has been promoted to retail sales manager.More
A veteran publishing executive whose family's roots are in Texas has been promoted to publisher of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.More