Tribune-Democrat editor Chip Minemyer named publisher in Johnstown, Cumberland


Chip Minemyer, editor and general manager of The Tribune-Democrat in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, and general manager of The Times-News of Cumberland, Maryland, has been named the publisher in both markets, parent company CNHI announced Wednesday.

Minemyer was named editor of The Tribune-Democrat in 2004 and has been general manager in Johnstown and Cumberland since 2021. He also serves as publisher for Johnstown and Allegany magazines.

Minemyer said he is "humbled" that the company is entrusting in him the responsibility to lead media organizations in two markets — and two states.

He succeeds Robert Forcey as publisher in Cumberland and Johnstown.

A Penn State University graduate with a degree in communications, Minemyer has served at nearly every level of The Tribune-Democrat newsroom, first joining the newspaper as a copy editor in the Sports department before becoming sports editor, news editor and then editor. 

He has also served as regional editor for CNHI's newspapers in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Ohio, West Virginia and North Carolina.

"Chip has been an integral part of the community and our newspapers for some time," Sharon A. Sorg, CNHI regional executive, said in announcing the move. "His experience, dedication and commitment to quality journalism will serve him and our communities well in his new role.”

"We look forward to seeing the newspapers grow under his leadership."

They are both newspaper properties he knows well.

"I'm fortunate that I know the staffs in both locations, I understand the opportunities and the challenges,” Minemyer said. “And I'm eager to move forward with this next chapter — alongside a diverse team of professionals who amaze me each day with their talent and dedication.”

He added: "These are not my newspapers, my magazines, my websites. They are owned by CNHI, but truly these newspapers, magazines and digital platforms belong to the community. They matter to the readers and businesses that depend on what we do to live their lives and meet their own goals."

About CNHI:

The Johnstown Tribune-Democrat and Cumberland Times-News are CNHI newspapers. Based in Montgomery, Alabama, CNHI is a leading provider of local news and information, offering a wide array of print and digital products in 22 states. For more information about CNHI, please visit