Gatehouse Media Senior Group Publisher Jim Murphy has named Wellsville native Michael McKinley as the new general manager of the Wellsville Daily Reporter. McKinley takes over for Oak Duke, who is retiring at the end of this month.
“Mike is a familiar face to many of our readers,” said Murphy. “He shined in a previous role here as our circulation manager. He is community-focused in the same way Oak has been. The Daily Reporter is in good hands to continue and build on Oak’s legacy.”
After several business ventures, McKinley returned to Wellsville and was named circulation director at The Daily Reporter.
Now, Duke is handing the reins of The Daily Reporter over to McKinley.
“We worked hard and played hard and yet put out an amazingly high-quality product every day for our customers, despite all the changes,” said Duke of his career. “I am sure that this tradition of hard work and fun, that started long before me here, will continue under Mike’s guidance.”