New Publisher at T&G

A changing of the guard in the publisher's office at the Worcester T & G. (The Ocala Star Banner is a New York Times Co. owned paper.) Here's the release:

BOSTON, March 29, 2006 - Richard J. Daniels, president of Boston Globe Media, announced the retirement of Bruce S. Bennett, publisher of the Worcester Telegram &  Gazette. Mr. Daniels also announced that Bruce Gaultney, publisher of the Star-Banner of Ocala, Florida, will succeed Mr. Bennett as publisher of the Telegram & Gazette, effective May 1, 2006.  

Mr. Bennett, 61, made his decision to retire late last year after a career of 34 years at the Worcester Telegram & Gazette, 14 as publisher.  He began his career as a general news reporter.  As publisher he guided the Telegram & Gazette to financial and editorial excellence.  Under his leadership the T&G was named newspaper of the year by the New England Newspaper Association several times.  He oversaw the opening of a new production plant in Millbury and the creation of the Web site  

Mr. Gaultney, 49, has been publisher of the Star-Banner, part of The New York Times Regional Media Group, since 2002.  Prior to that he had served in a variety of roles at the paper, including executive editor, and general manager.  During his years as publisher and general manager the newspaper has seen dramatic changes including the creation of three weekly newspapers, a regional magazine, a direct mail operation, a thriving commercial print operation and the launch of, a web community portal.


Mr. Gaultney joined the New York Times Regional Media Group in 1983 as executive editor of the Daily Comet in Thibodaux Louisiana, and has held editor positions at other regional group properties.  He started his career in 1978 as a news reporter for the Huntsville Item in Huntsville, Tex. As publisher, Mr. Gaultney has served in a variety of community organizations. In addition to serving on the United Way board, the Chamber of Commerce, the Economic Development Council and the Public Education Foundation, he has been a mentor in the Take Stock in Children program for three years.


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