John Newby, an accomplished newspaper executive, has been appointed publisher of the Muskogee (Okla.) Phoenix, effective Dec. 7.
Newby comes to Muskogee from Illinois where he served as publisher for The Times in Ottawa.More
Todd Benz has been named general manager for The Courier-Tribune in Asheboro, N.C., by GateHouse Media. He was hired on Oct. 22 but will not officially start until the end of November. He plans to hold an open house for the public at The Courier-Tribune once he gets settled.MORE
The McClatchy Company has announced that Cheryl Carpenter, managing editor of The Charlotte Observer, will be the new Washington bureau chief.
Carpenter, 58, joined the Observer newsroom in 1983 and has worked in every key post, including state editor, business editor, front-page editor, assistant managing editor and managing editor for the past 10 years.MORE
The Associated Press has named information technology leader Gianluca D'Aniello as new senior vice president and chief technology officer. D'Aniello, formerly vice president for information technology at News Corp, will serve on the AP Management Committee and report to President and CEO Gary Pruitt.MORE
GateHouse Media, LLC recently announced a realignment of properties into Central and Eastern U.S. Divisions, completing an organizational restructuring that began with the creation of the Western U.S. Division in June of this year.MORE
David W. Compton recently joined Granite Publications as vice president and director of sales.MORE
Frank Leto has been named publisher of The Daily Item of Sunbury and its sister publication, The Danville News, effective Nov. 23. He has been the publisher of the Las Cruces (N.M.) Sun-News and four associated papers for the last five years.MORE
Cox Media Group has named Karen Bennett as its new senior vice president and chief HR officer, effective Nov. 9. She succeeds Deborah Thomas, who is retiring from the company after more than 12 years.MORE
Dana Atkins, president of The Augusta (Ga.) Chronicle and Chronicle Media has stepped down to spend more time with his family. The announcement was made by Derek May, executive vice-president of Morris Publishing Group.MORE
Fred Scheller, a veteran newspaper executive, has been appointed publisher of The Daily Star in Oneonta, N.Y.
Scheller comes to Oneonta from Pennsylvania where he served as assistant general manager and audience director for The Daily Item in Sunbury. Both newspapers are owned by Community Newspaper Holdings, Inc.MORE
Chris Voccio, a veteran newspaper executive, has been appointed publisher of the Lockport Union-Sun & Journal.
He succeeds Diane Crowe, who has left the paper.More
Brandon Erlacher has been named publisher of the Ogden (Utah) Standard-Examiner and vice president of Ogden Publishing Co., part of the Sandusky Newspaper Group. He also will serve as SNG's corporate vice president for strategic data. This is a new position within the group designed to help the company understand and use "Big Data" to grow its business, indicates Doug Phares, SNG president/COO.More
Dave Neill, Carolinas regional president for Gannett and publisher of The Greenville (S.C.) News and Asheville (N.C.) Citizen-Times, has announced his resignation, effective Oct. 17.
Neill said he plans to return to south Florida to be with his family. He has been shuttling between residences in Asheville, Greenville and Florida.
"It's been an honor to lead the Asheville and Greenville newspapers, but I am looking forward to getting back to my family in Florida," Neill said.More