Skewes succeeds Gray as publisher of Baytown Sun

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Janie Gray has retired as publisher of the Baytown (Texas) Sun after nearly four decades of newspaper work.

Sun advertising director Carol Skewes succeeded Gray as publisher. 

Southern Newspapers President Dolph Tillotson made the announcement, thanking Gray for "her nearly 40 years of successful work with SNI." 

Gray, who grew up in Baytown, has served as publisher of The Sun since 2010. She will continue to work for Southern Newspapers as a consultant. 

"It's been a privilege working with the staff and so many different organizations and community leaders," Gray said, adding that her husband retired two years ago and she felt it was the right time to join him in retirement.

Gray praised Skewes as a "hard worker who cares about producing quality products for our readers." Skewes has many years of newspaper experience, previously serving as publisher for The Vindicator in South Liberty County and The Anahuac Progress in Chambers County.

Tillotson noted Skewes "has a terrific track record of success, and I know she'll do well in Baytown."

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