HD Media closes purchase of Charleston Gazette-Mail, names new publisher
HD Media and Charleston Newspapers have closed on the sale of the Charleston Gazette-Mail, and a new publisher and executive editor have been named. For the first time in more than a century, the West Virginia newspaper is being published without a member of the Chilton family at the helm.
Jim Heady, previously vice president of circulation at the Gazette-Mail, has been named publisher. Greg Moore, previously managing editor, becomes executive editor.
Susan Chilton Shumate, former publisher of the newspaper and daughter of longtime publishers Ned and Betty Chilton, said she, her mother and her husband would miss coming to the building every day. Her husband, Trip Shumate, was president and chief financial officer for Charleston Newspapers.