Richmond Times-Dispatch publisher Paul Farrell to retire this summer


Paul Farrell, group publisher of Lee Enterprise’s Southeast Region and president and publisher of the Richmond (Virginia) Times-Dispatch, is retiring this summer after 42 years in the newspaper industry.

Farrell, 66, joined The Times-Dispatch in November 2019 from Lee’s corporate offices in Davenport, Iowa, where he served as vice president of advertising.

In addition to The Times-Dispatch, Farrell’s purview in Virginia includes The Daily Progress in Charlottesville, The Roanoke Times, Bristol Herald Courier, News & Advance in Lynchburg, Martinsville Bulletin, Danville Register & Bee, The Free Lance-Star in Fredericksburg, Culpeper Star-Exponent and The News Virginian in Waynesboro. Farrell also leads Lee’s local markets in New Jersey and North Carolina.

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