Richard Esposito has been named chief operations officer for McNaughton Newspapers Inc.
He was previously publisher of the Mountain Democrat in Placerville, Calif. in 2009. He became McNaughton Newspaper’s vice president of advertising in 2013, in addition to his duties in Placerville.
Esposito came to McNaughton Newspapers after serving as publisher of The Oak Ridger, in Oak Ridge, Tenn. He is the former publisher of The Vidette-Messenger in Valpariaso, Ind., and The Daily Standard in Sikeston, Mo.