Muncie ‘Star Press’ Appoints New Executive Editor

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By: E&P Staff

The Star Press in Muncie, Ind., has appointed a new executive editor: Lisa Nellessen-Lara, who is being promoted from managing editor.

Nellessen-Lara has been the Star Press’ managing editor since 2007. Before that, she was managing editor of the Stevens Point (Wis.) Journal for five years and earlier worked as a reporter, assistant editor and city editor.

“She has been a leader in the organization since her arrival in 2007 and works tirelessly with the local team to develop first rate content for our readers in both print and online,” Cheryl Lindus, the Star Press’ general manager and advertising director, said in a statement. “I am pleased to have her lead our team.”

Nellessen-Lara has been the Star Press’ top local news executive since May, when former executive editor Gene Williams left the paper.

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