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Mark Walker named publisher in Somerset, Corbin, London

Mark Walker, a veteran newspaper executive, has been promoted from general manager to publisher of three eastern Kentucky newspapers, effective immediately.

WEHCO Media appoints director of new business development

WEHCO Media has announced that John Montuori, with his 18-year track record of success in growing advertising revenue for local media, has joined the company as director of new business development.

Christy Johnson is named managing editor of three Alabama newspapers

Christy Johnson  has been named managing editor of The Greenville Advocate, The Luverne Journal and The Lowndes Signal, three Alabama newspapers owned by Boone Newspapers, Inc.

Minneapolis Star Tribune names Courtnay Kim to lead business news coverage

Courtnay Kim, a 20-year veteran of the Minneapolis  Star Tribune newsroom, has been named assistant managing editor of business news, taking leadership of coverage of the Minnesota business community digitally and in print. She is the first woman of color to be appointed to the role at the Star Tribune.

Marlon A. Walker named top editor at the Clarion Ledger

Marlon A. Walker has been named executive editor of the Clarion Ledger in Jackson and the Mississippi state editor for the USA TODAY Network, which includes the Hattiesburg American. 

Jill Hunt retiring as publisher of the Stillwater News Press

Stillwater News Press Publisher Jill Hunt has announced her retirement from the Oklahoma daily. She joined the News Press staff in April 1998 and was promoted to publisher in October of 2019.

Dan Slep named Mirror publisher

The Altoona (Pennsylvania) Mirror leadership torch has been passed. Ed Kruger, who has held the publisher position since 1998, is retiring and wrapping up a 60-year newspaper career. He will be succeeded by Circulation/Operations Manager Dan Slep, a fifth-generation descendent of Mirror founder Harry E. Slep.

New general manager to lead Sandusky Register, Norwalk Reflector

Ogden Newspapers has named John Kridelbaugh as the general manager of the Sandusky Register and Norwalk Reflector in Ohio.

New advertising VP to lead sales teams at The Columbus Dispatch and in NE Ohio

Eugene Jackson has been appointed vice president of advertising and marketing sales for The Dispatch group of publications in central Ohio and for the USA TODAY Network Ohio news organizations in northeastern Ohio. He succeeds Chris Pettograsso, who has taken another job.

Pete Rosengren, vice president of sales and digital strategies for the Daily Herald Media Group in Arlington Heights, Illinois, died Sunday during a family vacation in Florida after he hurried into the Gulf of Mexico to help his sons and other children being carried out to sea by a rip current.
Rob Walters, an award-winning journalist with decades of experience, has been named editor of the Kingsport (Tennessee) Times News. Walters joined the Six Rivers Media family from the Bristol Herald Courier, where he had served as managing editor since 2016.
Ken Romano has joined Stacker as vice president of distribution, where he will focus on growing publisher adoption of Stacker’s newswire through the creation of new products and partnerships.
Sid Schwartz, editor of The Gazette in Janesville, Wisconsin, for the past six years, has announced plans to retire in April.
Mahendra Durai, who currently serves as chief information officer at Hearst, has been named senior vice president, chief technology officer. The announcement was made by Hearst President and Chief Executive Officer Steven R. Swartz and Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Mark Aldam.
Paul Bascobert has joined Column as an adviser. He has led a storied career in the media industry, serving in executive roles at Dow Jones, Bloomberg and Gannett, where he acted as chief executive officer.
Dan Chalk has been named managing editor of the Midland Daily News. He succeeds Lori Qualls, who retired in February.
In her new role, Deborah Lucy will lead Cox Enterprises' Center of Excellence for corporate law, providing support to tax, finance and treasury groups, as well as continuing her role executing acquisitions and investments with the company's Corporate Development teams.
Bill Albrecht, who had been with the Akron (Ohio) Beacon Journal in leadership roles since 2018, has left the company for a new professional opportunity. 
Matthew Wolfe is the new general manager at The Rogersville Review in Tennessee. He also will serve as regional director of audience development marketing for Adams Publishing Group, the newspaper’s parent company.
Pam James has been named editor of the Daily Jeffersonian in Cambridge, Ohio, to succeed Beth Bailey, who has accepted a new position within Gannett.
In his new role, John Torres will be focused on continuing and enhancing the paper's engagement efforts with the Space Coast community, leading its editorial board and overseeing the opinion page.
A veteran reporter who has steered the Apalachicola Times in Florida for the past two decades will be expanding those duties to take the helm at a second weekly paper, The Star.
After 30 years mostly as sports editor at the Fulton Sun in Fulton, Missouri, Ryan Boland is in the editor's seat. He previously served two brief stints as the Sun's news editor.
Mike Boyd has been named editor-in-chief of the Mohave Valley Daily News in Bullhead City, Arizona.