KAUFMAN – Amy Fowler, who has worked for The Kaufman Herald since 2011, is the new publisher of the weekly newspaper.
Melanie Mazur, who joined the Herald staff a year ago as publisher, announced the appointment and added that she will remain on the Kaufman Herald staff as managing editor.
Fowler started in advertising sales and became the publication’s advertising director.
As publisher, Fowler will head up a staff comprised of office manager Wendy Perkins, reporter Sam Harmon, who also handles the Herald layout, and Mazur.
“These are challenging times for local newspapers, but we have survived challenging times for 136 years,” Fowler said. “I think we will emerge stronger and provide new ways of delivering news and advertising to our readers.”
“This change fits both of our strengths,” Mazur said, adding that Fowler is “an outstanding salesperson and understands the nuts and bolts of running a weekly newspaper.”