New publisher named for Joplin Globe

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Frank Leto, a veteran newspaper executive, has been appointed publisher of The Joplin (Mo.) Globe, succeeding Mike Beatty, who recently resigned to become president of APG Media in Florida.

Leto is currently publisher of The Daily Item in Sunbury and The Danville News in Pennsylvania, and will also succeed Beatty as a group publisher for CNHI newspapers in eastern Oklahoma.

Fred Scheller will replace Leto as publisher of the Sunbury and Danville papers. He is now publisher of The Daily Star in Oneonta and The Cooperstown Crier in New York, and will continue in that role. Scheller began his newspaper career in 1976 as a part-time employee of the Sunbury paper and rose through a succession of promotions to general manager before his appointment as publisher of the New York papers in 2015.

Leto also has a longtime newspaper career, including serving in management positions at The Dallas Morning News and other papers in Texas, New Mexico, Florida and Indiana. He was publisher of the Las Cruces Sun-News and four associated papers in New Mexico prior to his appointment as publisher of The Daily Item and The Danville News in 2015.

"Frank Leto and Fred Scheller are accomplished newspaper executives with ample print and digital experience that will serve their new markets well," said Steve McPhaul, CNHI's executive vice president for newspapers. "Both have impressive track records of success and strong commitment to progressive leadership, community involvement and local news."

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