Alexander Gould has assumed duties as publisher of The Marshall News Messenger following the retirement of Jerry Pye.
Gould also serves as regional publisher for two M. Roberts Media-owned newspapers, the Panola Watchman in Carthage and the Kilgore News Herald.
He previously served as vice president of sales and general manager at the Herald & Review newspaper in Decatur, Illinois and publisher at The Meridian Star in Meridian, Mississippi.
His appointment was announced by Stephen McHaney, president of M. Roberts Media.
Gould, his wife Jennifer, and twin daughters Dakota and Phoebe are originally from Pennsylvania.
However, Gould is no stranger to East Texas, having worked for the Messenger’s sister company Advocate Digital Media in Longview for nearly three years between May 2013 and January 2016.
“We have had the opportunity to live in many different parts of the country and have always felt like East Texas felt like home, so when this opportunity presented itself, it was exciting for our entire family,” he said.
Gould has also worked as the regional general manager at Heartland Publications in Middlesboro, Kentucky; general manager of Main Line Media News at the Journal Register Company in Yardley, Pennsylvania; general manager at Phoenixville Newspapers; and as a manager in the Berks-Mont Newspapers company.
His first job in the newspaper industry was editor at the Boyertown Area Times, a weekly publication in Boyertown, Pennsylvania.
Gould graduated from Waynesburg University in 2000 with a bachelor’s degree in communication.