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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.
“I’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,” 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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