Fenice CEO Coleman takes helm as Hill Country News publisher
CEDAR PARK – Scott Coleman is the new publisher of The Hill Country News and chief operating officer of Fenice Community Media Group.
The Hill Country News, a community newspaper serving Cedar Park and Leander for almost 50 years, is one of five publications managed by Fenice Community Media Group, recently formed by former Granite Publications CEO Brandi Chionsini. Other newspapers under Fenice management include the Fort Stockton Pioneer, Madisonville Meteor, The Sealy News and Gonzales Inquirer.
Formerly director of special projects for Granite Publications, Coleman, 45, has served as interim publisher at the Cedar Park-based Hill Country News since February. He has history with The Hill Country News, working there from 2011 to 2014 as sports editor and later managing editor.
Coleman began as a carrier for his hometown Opelika-Auburn (Alabama) News and was a circulation district manager while attending Auburn University. After stints at the Cordele (Georgia) Dispatch and the Greenwood (Mississippi) Commonwealth, he joined Boone Newspapers as circulation director and assisted with group circulation operations at the Selma (Alabama) Times-Journal.
He was circulation sales and marketing director at the Corpus Christi Caller-Times and after a break from the industry, he was editor and publisher of the Coastal Bend Business News in Corpus Christi.
Gray named publisher of Liberty Vindicator
LIBERTY – After seven years with The Vindicator, Business Manager Jennifer Gray has been promoted as the newspaper’s new publisher.
Brought up in Old River, Gray is a Dayton High School graduate.
She came to The Vindicator after three years with Mustang Engineering, two years as a substitute teacher with Dayton ISD, and half a decade with P. A. Davis and Associates, where she learned her accounting skills.
With Louis Richardson, Gray still lives in Dayton, where she has brought up five children, including four Dayton High School graduates and the youngest one still attending there.
“I love my staff,” Gray said. “We have great ambitions for the future and the exciting things we’re working on.”
In addition to Gray’s promotion, the return of Kim Marlow as advertising director was also announced.
Brossettte named general manager for Ennis News
ENNIS – Ennis Daily News editor Dylan Brossette is the new general manager of the newspaper and associated publications.
Brossette has been with the newspaper since August 2016, after serving as sports editor for several years at the daily newspaper in Jennings, La. While there, Brossette garnered hands-on experience in all areas of the newspaper operations.
The management change was announced April 5 by Ellis County Newspapers, Inc. co-owner Dona H. Smith, who expressed confidence in Brossette and the newspaper’s staff.
Brossette serves on the Board of Directors of the Greater Ennis United Way and is a member of Ennis Noon Lions Club.
He earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Louisiana-Lafayette in 2014 and has worked in a variety of media, including print, radio and internet-based journalism.
Brossette said The Ennis Daily News will continue to be a community-first outlet. “Community journalism will always be the top priority here at the EDN,” he said. “We encourage our citizens to stay involved with our newspaper… We look forward to telling their stories to their neighbors and friends.”