Peter S. Yates appointed publisher of The Daily Progress

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Peter S. Yates, a veteran newspaper executive, has been appointed publisher of The Daily Progress in Charlottesville, Va. He replaces Rob Jiranek, who served as publisher from 2016 to 2018 and left the company to pursue other opportunities.

Yates' appointment was announced by BH Media Regional Vice President Terry Jamerson.

"We are pleased to have Peter in the leadership role for the Charlottesville newspaper going forward," Jamerson said. "His extensive background and experience in publishing, editing, advertising and operations will benefit our readers and advertisers," she said.

Yates, a Richmond native, is a 1981 graduate of Woodberry Forest School and a 1985 graduate of the University of Virginia. In assuming the leadership role at The Progress, Yates returns to the newspaper at which he started his career 33 years ago.

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