Idaho Statesman gets a new publisher


The Idaho Statesman soon will have a new publisher: Rusty Dodge, who comes to Boise from Bellingham, Washington.  His appointment is effective Nov. 11.

Since 2017, Dodge has been general manager of The Bellingham Herald, a sister paper of the Idaho Statesman in the McClatchy media company.

He succeeds Rebecca Poynter, who has been the Statesman’s publisher since April 2018 and more recently has been a regional publisher responsible for McClatchy’s news outlets in Boise and four Washington state markets — Tacoma, Olympia, Bellingham and Tri-Cities. Poynter will remain publisher in Tacoma and Olympia.

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