Darrell Richardson leaving The Oak Ridger at end of the month


The Oak Ridger in Tennessee has announced that Publisher Darrell Richardson, an Anderson County native, will be leaving the company no later than Friday, April 3. The publisher’s position at Oak Ridge, and in other selected Gannett markets, has been eliminated.

The Oak Ridger’s parent company — GateHouse Media — merged with Gannett in November 2019.

Longtime financial officer and Oak Ridge resident Carolyn Skyberg is assuming leadership of the 71-year-old Oak Ridge newspaper, where Richardson has served as editor and publisher for the past 16-plus years.

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