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Cox Media Group
Jane Williams, publisher of the Austin American-Statesman, was named senior vice president for parent company Cox Media Group’s television markets.
A native of Atlanta, Williams moved to Austin to join the American-Statesman as publisher in January 2011. She has returned to Atlanta to lead a new broadcast portfolio — the company plans to add four television stations to its broadcast group and close several radio stations by the end of the year.
Cox Media Group will announce her successor in the coming months.
Jake Mienk joined Community Newspaper Holdings Inc. newspapers in East Texas as regional sales manager for the Jacksonville Daily Progress, the Athens Daily Review and the Palestine Herald Press.
A native of Gladwin, Mich., Mienk has worked in Texas for seven years as a sales executive with the Tyler Morning Telegraph. He holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Northwood University in Michigan.
Mienk is married to Teena Mienk. The couple has two sons.
Amy Brocato Pearson
Jacksonville Daily Progress
Amy Brocato Pearson was named editor of the Jacksonville Daily Progress, a Community Newspaper Holdings Inc.-owned newspaper in East Texas.
Pearson’s career in journalism spans almost 20 years and has included jobs at the Petersburg (Va.) Progress-Index, Killeen Daily Herald, Beaumont Enterprise and Tyler Morning Telegraph. Most recently, she launched IN Magazine in Tyler and served as editor for more than three years.
Pearson is a native of Richmond, Va. She has two sons.
Houston County Courier
Jenna Duncan joined the Houston County Courier in Crockett as a news reporter.
Duncan recently graduated with a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Northeastern University in Boston. There she managed a staff of about 40 contributers as editor-in-chief of The Huntingdon News, Northeastern’s student newspaper.
She also worked as a full-time editorial assistant and a part-time city desk manager for the Boston Globe, as part of Northeastern University’s Cooperative Education program.
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Glen Rose Reporter
Amanda Kimble was named editor of the Glen Rose Reporter.
Kimble is a longtime journalist with a degree in mass communications in print journalism from Southwest Texas State University.
For the past seven years she has worked as a reporter for the Stephenville Empire-Tribune (a sister paper to the Reporter), covering city and county government, schools and the court systems.
Kimble was named Journalist of the Year by the West Texas Press Association in 2009 and 2010.
Jim Wilson was named publisher of the Waco Tribune-Herald, effective Sept. 10.
Wilson has been in the journalism business for 33 years. For the past five years he has been publisher of the Bryan-College Station Eagle, where he also served a stint as an Eagle advertising manager in the ’80s.
Wilson has worked at a few of the state’s largest newspapers, including the San Antonio Express-News and the Dallas Morning News.
He is a sixth generation Texan, born in Houston and raised in Corpus Christi.
Bryan-College Station Eagle
Crystal Dupre, publisher of The Meridian Star in Mississippi, was named publisher of the Bryan-College Station Eagle, effective Sept. 10.
Dupre was an advertising director before becoming publisher in 2002. She received a Master of Business Administration from Mississippi State University.
Dupre will replace Jim Wilson, who was named publisher of the Waco Tribune-Herald. Both newspapers were bought earlier this year by Warren Buffett’s company, Berkshire Hathaway Inc.
Laura Zamora joined the Cleburne Times-Review as a news reporter. She will cover the Johnson County beat and the city of Burleson.
Zamora comes from a family of journalists. Every member of her immediate family is a journalist or teaches writing, the Times-Review reported.
Zamora grew up in Brownsville and previously was a sports reporter for The Brownsville Herald.
She graduated from the University of North Texas in May 2011 with a bachelor’s degree in news editorial writing.