DAVENPORT, Iowa (May 1, 2019) — Lee Enterprises, Incorporated (NYSE: LEE), a trusted local news provider and leading platform for advertising in 50 markets, has named Matt Sandberg publisher of The Times-News in Twin Falls, Idaho. He succeeds Kevin Kampman, who left the company in March of 2019. Sandberg will also oversee operations of the Elko Daily Free Press in Elko, Nevada.
“Matt is a creative, high-energy executive with a strong record of success in our industry,” said Lee Vice President and Group Publisher Nathan Bekke. “I’m confident The Times-News and Daily Free Press will continue to provide great service to the Twin Falls and Elko communities under his leadership.”
Sandberg most recently was director of marketing and innovation for Swift Communications in Frisco, Colorado. He served as publisher of the Summit Daily News and Ski Hi News in Frisco from 2010 to 2016. His career also includes director of sales for the Vail Daily and Summit Daily News in Vail, Colorado. He began his career in publishing as a sales consultant with the Summit Daily News in 2003.
“I’m excited to join the talented teams in Twin Falls and Elko and look forward to becoming a part of these vibrant communities,” Sandberg said. “The Times-News and Elko Daily Free Press have an outstanding history of service. I‘m eager to begin meeting readers, along with civic and business leaders, and share our passion to provide exceptional value and exceed expectations in all facets of our business.”
Sandberg is a youth literacy advocate and supporter of youth journalism programs. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Visual Communications from Westwood College. He and his wife, Shannon, have two children.
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