Justin Wilcox has been named publisher of the Johnson City Press, succeeding Art Powers, who retired in January.
“We are absolutely delighted to have Justin join us in Tennessee,” Northeast Tennessee Media Group President Keith Wilson said in announcing the selection Monday. “His extensive background in media and knowledge of the growing digital business will be a great asset to us here.”
Wilcox will assume formal responsibilities for the Press in April.
Wilcox will come to Johnson City from San Jose, Calif., where he is publisher of the Daily News and general manager of Silicon Valley Community Newspapers.
Originally from Rochester, Mich., Wilcox earned his journalism degree from Michigan State University.
He began his media career as circulation director for Michigan Community Newspapers in Wayne, Mich. Wilcox worked in a number of roles around the country, including vice president of sales for Prime Time newspapers, a group owned by the Hearst corporation near San Antonio, Texas.
While in California, Wilcox served in a number of community roles, including Events Chair for the Palo Alto Chamber of Commerce.
Wilcox and his wife, Lisa, enjoy travel, sightseeing, mountain biking, snow skiing and home improvement projects.