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Kingsport Times-News publisher to head Northeast Tennessee Media Group

December 16th, 2011 9:32 am by Staff Report

Keith Wilson has been promoted to the position of president of the Northeast Tennessee Media Group, a newly formed organization operating the Kingsport Times-News, Johnson City Press and all their associated digital operations and supporting entities.
He will continue as publisher of the Times-News.
ā€œIā€™m looking forward to working with the Tri-Cities Media team in providing the most comprehensive and complete news and information products across the entire media landscape,ā€ Wilson said.
The announcement was made Thursday by Doug Phares, president of the newspaper division of Sandusky Newspapers, the parent company of the Times-News and Press. Wilson, 62, joined the Times-News in 1986 as advertising director and was named publisher in 1993.
A graduate of Indiana University, he has worked in the media business since 1973, at Indiana University, Home News Enterprises in Franklin Ind., The Terre Haute (Ind.) Tribune-Star and the Owensboro (Ky.) Messenger-Enquirer before coming to Kingsport.

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