After a career that has spanned over 50 years, with 49 of those years in the newspaper business, publisher Jerry Pye has announced his retirement at the end of the summer.
Pye has served as publisher of The Marshall (Texas) News Messenger for the past six and a half years.
"Most of my career has been spent troubleshooting, turning newspapers around for the communities that I have served,” Pye said. “It has been a fun career, but it is time to step away and enjoy life.”
"I have always enjoyed working with people and organizations in the community where I have lived. It is my philosophy that a newspaper should help build up the community and cover the stories that had value to the community and readers.”
M. Roberts Media President Stephen McHaney has asked Pye to stay on through the transition period.