‘Lansing (Mich.) State Journal’ Names New Publisher

By: E&P Staff

The Lansing State Journal has appointed Brian Priester its new president and publisher.

Priester has served as president and publisher of the Statesman Journal in Salem, Ore., since February 2007. “I enjoyed every minute I was in Salem and I will miss the community and my friends at the Statesman Journal very much,” Priester told the Statesman Journal. “I really hated to leave after such a short tenure but this was an opportunity I really couldn’t pass up. I know there are great things in the future for the Statesman Journal and the city of Salem.”

Priester succeeds Richard Ramhoff, who was named president and publisher of the Desert Sun in Palm Springs, Calif., on June 27. All three newspapers are owned by Gannett Co.

Prior to his time in Salem, Priester had been vice president of circulation at the Indianapolis Star, a position he’d held since 2003. Prior to that, he was the Star’s vice president of market development. In 1999, he was named Gannett’s marketing executive of the year as the marketing director for the Argus Leader in Sioux Falls, S.D.

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