(AP) Tim Dowd, a Port Huron native, has been named president and publisher at the Times Herald, succeeding Chuck Wanninger, who retired Sunday.
Dowd, 51, got his newspaper start at the Times Herald in 1980. He most recently served for five years as president and publisher of The Salinas Californian. The appointment was announced Monday.
“I look forward to continuing the good work done at the Times Herald and making it a better value for readers and advertisers,” Dowd said.
Dowd graduated from Michigan State University and started at the Times Herald in 1980 as advertising salesman. He left Port Huron in 1987 to become advertising sales manager at the Chillicothe Gazette in Chillicothe, Ohio, and he returned to the Times Herald in 1989 as retail ad manager.
In 1991, he was named advertising director at the Times Herald. He left in 1995 to become publisher at the Marion Star in Marion, Ohio. Dowd left Ohio in 1999 and went to Eureka, Calif., as group publisher for MediaNews Group.
Dowd and his wife, Suzie, live in St. Clair County’s Burtchville Township.