George Coleman has been named the general manager of operations for the Victoria (Texas) Advocate by Stephen McHaney, president of M. Roberts Media.
Coleman has served as the Victoria Advocate's director of sales, as well as the director of national advertising for M. Roberts Media. He will retain those positions as well with the media company.
In addition, the position of editor/publisher, held by Chris Cobler, has been eliminated. Cobler wrote in a social media post, “For financial reasons intensified by the pandemic, the Victoria Advocate has eliminated my position.”
In his post, Cobler thanked readers and the "many, many talented and dedicated journalists at the Advocate and elsewhere during my almost-40-year newspaper career. Their commitment to truthful reporting and serving their communities inspired me and made going to work fun and important every day." He told readers these journalists "need your support now more than ever. Wherever you are, please subscribe to your local newspaper."