Rhonda Overbey, a 26-year veteran of the newspaper industry, was introduced Monday as the new publisher of the Aiken Standard.
Overbey, a native of Conway, Ark., comes to Aiken by way of Sedalia, Mo.MORE
Michael Smith, executive editor of the Spartanburg (S.C.) Herald-Journal, has been promoted to regional editor of the Western Carolina Media Group by GateHouse Media.MORE
Juliette Pryor, 51, has been named senior vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary for Cox Enterprises. Pryor reports to Cox Enterprises Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Dallas Clement and succeeds Shauna Muhl who will retire from Cox at year end.MORE
Steve Jameson, an accomplished newspaper executive, has been appointed publisher of the Mankato (Minn.) Free Press, effective Oct. 26, the newspaper announced Friday.
Jameson, 50, is currently the regional advertising director for BH Media newspaper group in southwest Virginia. Papers include the daily Bristol Herald Courier and seven weeklies.MORE
Kurt Caywood, vice president of audience for The Florida Times-Union, has been named vice president of audience for Morris Publishing Group. The announcement was made by Derek May, president of Morris Publishing Group.MORE
McClatchy has named Andrew Pergam vice president, video and new ventures. In this newly created role, Pergam will continue to lead The Video Lab, McClatchy's award-winning video operation, while spearheading the company's corporate development efforts and the management of its venture investment portfolio. Pergam will report to McClatchy's President and CEO, Pat Talamantes.MORE
Cox Media Group has named Tim Burke as multi-market vice president of content and Eric Myers as multi-market vice president of sales, effective immediately.MORE
Morris Communications has announced that Robert Gilbert, vice president of audience for Morris Publishing Group, has been promoted to chief information officer (CIO). As CIO, Gilbert will report to CEO William S. Morris IV and be responsible for information management and company-wide strategic planning and deployment of information technology.MORE
Cox Enterprises has announced that Kim Guthrie will be appointed as president of Cox Media Group, an integrated broadcasting, publishing and digital media company. She will succeed Bill Hoffman who has announced he will retire at the end of the year after a distinguished 38-year career in media. Guthrie will assume the role on Jan. 1, 2017, and report to Cox Enterprises Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Alex Taylor.MORE
GateHouse Media LLC has announced that Bill Church, a nationally-regarded newsroom executive, has been named senior vice president for news.
Most recently, Church served as executive editor of the award-winning Sarasota Herald-Tribune where he has elevated the quality of both print and digital editions of the newspaper.MORE
Todd Sears has returned home to Nebraska as the new president and publisher of the Omaha World-Herald. He becomes just the seventh publisher in The World-Herald's history, dating to 1889.
Sears, 49, has most recently served as president and publisher at the State Journal-Register in Springfield, Ill. Previously, he worked at two East Coast newspapers within BH Media Group, the Berkshire Hathaway subsidiary that also owns The World-Herald.More
Jules Ciotta, president of Motivation Communications Associates, an Atlanta-based human relations, consulting and training firm, died Saturday, Nov. 3.More