Bill Albrecht leaves Akron Beacon Journal; editor Michael Shearer is new market leader


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. 

Albrecht, who will be relocating outside of Ohio, was most recently regional vice president of sales for northern Ohio for Gannett and the USA TODAY Network. He initially served as Beacon Journal publisher following its 2018 sale to a company that merged with Gannett in 2019.

Michael Shearer, Beacon Journal editor and network regional editor for northern Ohio, continues in that role and assumes the additional role of market leader, serving as the Beacon Journal’s face and go-to representative for the community.

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