DAVENPORT, Iowa (April 10, 2020) — Lee Enterprises, Incorporated (NYSE: LEE), a leading provider of news, information and advertising in 77 markets, announced today that the company has named Boise Weekly publisher Michelle Robinson to be president and director of local sales and marketing of the Casper Star-Tribune in Wyoming. Robinson succeeds Dale Bohren, who will become publisher emeritus of the publication. Robinson’s appointment is effective May 18, 2020.
“Michelle has strong leadership skills and vast experience in driving digital performance and creating new revenue streams,” said Bill Masterson, Lee Enterprises group publisher. “I have great confidence she’ll have continued success leading our Casper operation.”
“I’m also grateful that Dale Bohren will be staying with the company as publisher emeritus,” Masterson added. “His strong ties to Casper and deep knowledge of the area will be a valued resource to Michelle and the Star-Tribune team.”
Prior to becoming publisher of the Idaho Weekly, Robinson was advertising director of the Idaho Press in Nampa, Idaho. Her career also includes advertising director of the Post Register in Idaho Falls, Idaho and marketing director and assistant advertising director of the Idaho State Journal in Pocatello, Idaho.
“I am excited to come home to Casper, where my parents live and where my grandparents also called home,” Robinson said. “I have read the Star-Tribune from afar for years and love that I have been able to keep up with the happenings in my hometown. I look forward to reconnecting with the community and building new relationships with local businesses.”
Robinson serves on board of directors of the Chamber of Commerce of Caldwell, Idaho. She has been a member of the board for the Prevention of Domestic Violence in Bonneville County, Idaho; the board of directors for the Sweet Pea Arts Festival in Bozeman, Montana; and the board of directors for the Children’s Museum in Ellensburg, Washington. She is a 1996 graduate of the Western Culinary Institute in Portland, Oregon and a 1992 graduate of Natrona County High School in Casper.
Lee Enterprises is a leading provider of local news, information and advertising in primarily midsize markets, with 75 daily newspapers and a joint interest in two others, along with rapidly growing digital products and nearly 350 specialty publications in 26 states. Lee's newspapers have circulation of more than 1.2 million daily. Lee's digital sites attract more than 44 million unique visits monthly. Lee's markets include: St. Louis, Missouri; Buffalo, New York; Omaha, Nebraska; Richmond, Virginia; Lincoln, Nebraska; Madison, Wisconsin; Davenport, Iowa; and Tucson, Arizona. Lee Common Stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol LEE. For more information about Lee, please visit www.lee.net.