Publisher Terri Leifeste has left the Columbia (Missouri) Daily Tribune to lead a group of privately owned newspapers. She has been succeeded by Joseph Leong.
Crystal Childers, veteran advertising executive, has been promoted to general manager of the Duncan (Oklahoma) Banner. Her appointment is effective immediately.
The Daily News (Jacksonville, North Carolina) has announced that publisher Mike Distelhorst will be leaving the company April 3. Marsha Brown, an HR business partner, is assuming leadership of The Daily News.
Publisher Jim Porter has told his staff his last day in that role will be April 17, while Executive Editor Rich Desrosiers has submitted his resignation, effective March 27.
The Oak Ridger in Tennessee has announced that Publisher Darrell Richardson, an Anderson County native, will be leaving the company no later than Friday, April 3. The publisher’s position at Oak Ridge, and in other selected Gannett markets, has been eliminated.
Caitlyn Stroh-Page is assuming leadership of the Athens (Georgia) Banner-Herald and its digital assets, following the announcement that Kevin Clark, general manager, is leaving the paper.