Brian Burns named new publisher of Ledger Media Group

Brian Burns
Brian Burns

Brian Burns, former publisher and president of the Tampa Tribune, has been named the new publisher of the Ledger Media Group (Lakeland, Fla.)

The new publisher was announced by Patrick Dorsey, regional vice president of Coastal Publishing Group and publisher of the Herald-Tribune Media Group, and Jim Doughton, regional publisher for GateHouse Media and publisher of the Gainesville Sun and Ocala Star Banner. GateHouse Media owns The Ledger and the News Chief.

"We completed a nationwide search for the perfect candidate for the Ledger Media Group's publisher, and we are pleased to announce that Brian Burns has been selected to fill that role," Doughton said. "Brian brings extensive media experience, along with a great passion for people and the communities he lives and works in. We know his leadership in Lakeland will be a great asset to The Ledger, the News Chief and the community."

Burns, 42, comes to the Ledger Media Group with three years of experience leading the Tribune, up until its closure last year.

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