A New York native who recently was named one of the newspaper industry’s top editors under 35 has been appointed executive editor of The Times Leader and the Wilkes-Barre Publishing group of community papers.

George Spohr, who comes to The Times Leader from The Sentinel in Carlisle, will step into his new role on Sept. 16, according to an announcement made Wednesday by Walt T. Lafferty, regional business development director and general manager.