Brent Morris, an experienced newspaper executive specializing in sales, digital development, and community and business publications, has joined The E.W. Scripps Co. as the publisher of the Kitsap Sun in Bremerton, Wash.
“This is a formative time at Scripps and in the newspaper industry,” said Tim Stautberg, senior vice president of newspapers. “Brent’s arrival is most advantageous for the company and for Bremerton and the surrounding communities. He has vast experience in both product development and sales. That combination will serve him well as he leads the Kitsap Sun team in delivering extensive and engaging content on multiple platforms to local consumers and compelling opportunities for advertisers to reach current and prospective customers.”
For the past three years, Morris has been in a leadership role with Media General’s Northern Virginia Media Group, and most recently as regional publisher for World Media Enterprises, a Berkshire Hathaway Co. As regional publisher, he was responsible for a variety of print products and news websites appealing to niche audiences, including military and business communities.
In 2008, he was named vice president of the interactive division for the Los Angeles Newspaper Group, a division of MediaNews Group. He managed and directed all sales activities across nine regional community newspapers and their corresponding websites. He also has more than a decade of experience working for Gannett newspapers in classified sales, digital sales and digital product development. Three of those years he spent at in Olympia, Wash.