NEWS RELEASE         

TWIN FALLS, Idaho (March 21, 2018) – Lee Enterprises (NYSE: LEE), a leading provider of news, information and advertising in 49 markets, has named Kevin Kampman publisher of The Times-News in Twin Falls, Idaho and the Elko Daily Free Press in Nevada. Kampman succeeds Travis Quast, who is leaving the company after accepting a position with Adams Publishing Group.

“Kevin is a highly experienced publishing executive with a great reputation for building strong relationships within the community,” said Nathan Bekke, Lee Vice President of Consumer Sales and Marketing and group publisher. “We’re excited to have such an accomplished leader join the company.”   

Most recently, Kampman was publisher and regional vice president of the Winston-Salem Journal in North Carolina. His duties also included oversight of the News & Record in Greensboro and BH Media Group’s community newspapers in western North Carolina. 

“I have great passion and energy for building extraordinary teams and delivering excellent content to our readers and advertisers across all of our digital and print platforms,” Kampman said. “I believe there’s a bright future ahead for our industry and look forward to this new opportunity.”

Before joining BH Media in 2012, Kampman was a publisher and regional vice president with Gatehouse Media. His responsibilities included The Canton Repository and12 other daily and weekly publications in Ohio and Michigan. His career also includes senior vice president and chief operating officer with Community Newspaper Holdings in Alabama, and publisher of the former Park Communications in Oklahoma.

Kampman has served on the boards of the Local Media Association, the North Carolina Press Association and the North Carolina Press Foundation, among others. He has served local boards of the Chamber of Commerce and United Way throughout his career.

He is a graduate of The University of Akron in Ohio.

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