Rex Maynor has been named publisher of The Natchez Democrat (Mississippi), Natchez The Magazine, The Brookhaven Daily Leader, Brookhaven Magazine, the Prentiss Headlight and related digital and print products.
Tracey DeAngelo has been named vice president and general manager of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Neil Vogel, CEO of Dotdash, will join The Philadelphia Inquirer’s board. Vogel fills the board position previously held by Terry Egger, who retired this year.
Ralf Sammeck has been appointed CDO for Koenig & Bauer. His duties also include COO and CFO for the company.
Michael Ulverich has been appointed chief operating officer of the Koenig & Bauer management board
McClatchy announced the appointment of Peter Farr as chief financial officer. Farr has served as controller and chief accounting officer since joining McClatchy in 2018 and will continue in his role as CAO. He succeeds Elaine Lintecum, who will serve as special advisor to the CEO until her retirement June 30.
McClatchy also announced the promotion of Stephanie Zarate to corporate controller and treasurer. Zarate will continue in her role as investor relations manager, a position she has held since 2016.
Larry Macko will assume the role of managing director of QIPC-EAE Americas April 1. Ronald Reedijk will step down from his position and will work with Macko during a transfer period until the end of April.
The Oak Ridger (Oak Ridge, Tennessee) has announced that Publisher Darrell Richardson will be leaving the company no later than April 3. The publisher’s position at Oak Ridge and in other selected Gannett markets has been eliminated. Longtime financial officer Carolyn Skyberg is assuming leadership of the paper.
Thomas "Thom" Gregory, 56, has died of a heart attack in Knoxville. Gregory was a USA Today Network regional director and general manager of the Knoxville News Sentinel's printing operation.
The Bucks County Courier Times announced that General Manager Brad Bailey will be leaving the company April 3. Executive editor Shane Fitzgerald is assuming leadership of the Bucks County Courier Times.
The Leader (Port Townsend, Washington) announced the hiring of Donna Etchey, 20-year veteran of the newspaper industry, as the publisher of The Leader. Etchey started her career as the publisher of the North Kitsap Herald, eventually becoming the general manager of five community papers in Kitsap County.
The Daily News (Jacksonville, North Carolina) announced that Publisher Mike Distelhorst will be leaving the company April 3. Marsha Brown, an HR business partner, is assuming leadership of The Daily News. Brown joined The Daily News in 1991 and has held multiple roles in advertising and human relations. Distelhorst joined GateHouse Media and came to Eastern North Carolina in 2015, having previously served as publisher of West Texas Community Newspapers based in Midland, Texas. Distelhorst’s position expanded twice in the past several years, to include becoming the group publisher for New Bern, Jacksonville, Kinston, Wilmington and Fayetteville.
OnlineAthens.com and the Athens Banner-Herald announced that general manager Kevin Clark will leave the company on April 3. Caitlyn Stroh-Page is assuming leadership of the paper and its digital assets with Clark’s departure. Stroh-Page is the new executive editor for the Athens media company and has additional responsibilities as the visuals coach for Gannett-owned newspapers in Georgia.
The Journal-Standard (Freeport, Illinois) announced that Paul Gaier, publisher of the paper and president of Gannett’s Illinois operations, will transition in early April to a new role as general manager of the company’s Action Printing unit in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin. Denny Lecher, currently vice president for sales in Gannett’s Western region, will become vice president of sales for Illinois, leading sales and strategy for the company’s operations across the state. Journal-Standard Advertising Director and General Manager Jim Rotche will remain in his role, reporting to Lecher.
TheTimesNews.com and Times-News (Burlington, North Carolina) Publisher Todd Benz will leave the company April 3. Karen Chichester is assuming leadership of the Times-News. Chichester joined the Burlington company in 2016 as regional finance director. She previously worked for publications in Palestine, Texas, and Oneonta, New York. Gannett owns the paper.
The Register-Guard announced that Publisher Shanna Cannon will be leaving the company in early April. Executive Editor Alison Bath is assuming leadership of The Register-Guard. Bath joined The Register-Guard in 2018, coming from The Yakima Herald-Republic in Yakima, Washington, where she was managing editor. Before that, she was executive editor of The Times in Shreveport, Louisiana, a Gannett newspaper.
StarNews Executive Editor Pam Sander has been named one of Gannett’s 12 regional editors. She will oversee newsrooms across five Southeast states. Sander formerly served as the Southeast editor for GateHouse and was named the company’s top editor in its circulation division in 2019.
Katrice Hardy has been named Indianapolis Star executive editor and USA TODAY Network regional editor. She will oversee more than two dozen Gannett newsrooms in Indiana, Illinois and Kentucky as the Midwest regional editor. Hardy, who joined Gannett in 2016, also has served as the USA TODAY Network’s regional editor for the South. her new role,
Cox Enterprises has named Jana Collier publisher of Cox's Ohio newspapers, which include the Dayton Daily News, the Springfield News-Sun and the Journal-News. Collier recently served as vice president of Content at CMG Ohio, before stepping in as the interim executive editor and operations leader of the Ohio newspapers.
K. Robert Brink, a former executive vice president of Hearst Magazines and past member of the company’s board, died Feb. 13 in Sarasota, Florida. He was 86. Brink joined Hearst in 1976 where he went on to serve as executive vice president, publishing director of magazines and group publisher.
igital news platform The Texas Tribune (Austin) has hired Stacy-Marie Ishmael as its new editorial director. Ishmael will replace Emily Ramshaw, who was editor at the non-profit until January. Also on board is Millie Tran, deputy off-platform editor at The New York Times, who will serve as be chief product officer. Ramshaw and Chief Audience Officer Amanda Zamora left the Tribune to launch The 19th, a news operation covering women and politics.
Former Cleburne Times-Review (Texas) publisher Bill Rice has died. Rice started working at the Times-Review in 1981 as ad manager. After working at the Weatherford Democrat, he came back to Cleburne to serve as publisher from 1995 to 1998.
Lee Enterprises announced that it has named Ian Caso president and publisher of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Caso succeeds Ray Farris, who has been moved up to operating vice president and vice president of advertising at Lee.
The Daily Sun (The Villages, Florida) has promoted Dan Sprung to general manager. Over the past 19 years, he served as the paper's director of marketing and publishing. He also managed advertising sales and marketing for The Daily Sun, The Villages Magazine, WVLG 102.7 FM and 640 AM, The Villages Phone Book and other publications.