DAVENPORT, Iowa (October 17, 2019) — Lee Enterprises, Incorporated (NYSE: LEE), a leading provider of news, information and advertising in 50 markets, announced today that the company has selected Retail and Digital Advertising Director Chad Pauling to be publisher of the Sioux City Journal and its associated publications. Pauling has served as interim publisher since June of this year.
“Chad is a talented leader with deep roots in the Sioux City community,” said Lee Vice President – Consumer Sales & Marketing and Group Publisher Nathan Bekke. “The Journal’s readers and local businesses will be well served by his deep appreciation for quality journalism and focus on building an even stronger Sioux City.”
Pauling joined the Sioux City Journal in 2008 as an advertising sales executive and was named retail advertising director in 2017. His career also includes service as a sales executive with Verizon Wireless.
“I am incredibly honored and humbled by the opportunity to lead an organization that has been an integral part of this area for more than 150 years,” Pauling said. “The Journal has long been the leading provider of quality local news coverage, and I look forward to maintaining that level of excellence for years to come.”
Pauling has served as a board member of the Mr. Goodfellow Charity. He attended Western Iowa Tech Community College, and he and his wife, Shannon, have two children.
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