DAVENPORT, Iowa (November 2, 2020) — Lee Enterprises, Incorporated (NYSE: LEE), a leading provider of news, information and advertising in 77 markets, announced today that Lee Publisher Paul Farrell has been named group publisher of Lee’s 13 Virginia markets. He will retain his role as president and publisher of the Richmond Times-Dispatch in Richmond, Virginia.

“Paul is the ideal candidate to lead Lee’s recently-acquired markets in Virginia,” said Ray Farris, Lee operating vice president and vice president of advertising. “In his short time as publisher of the Richmond Times-Dispatch, he has consistently delivered on expectations during a time of unprecedented challenge and change. Paul’s familiarity with Lee and his rich background in advertising position him perfectly for success.”

Farrell joined Lee in 2007 as vice president of sales and also served as the company’s vice president of digital sales.

“I am honored to be named group publisher of Virginia,” Farrell said. “Virginia represents a substantial opportunity for Lee. The combination of the state’s most trusted brands, large local audiences and a broad array of media solutions provide an unmatched ability to drive results for our customers.”

Prior to joining Lee, Farrell served in senior leadership positions at the Providence Journal, The Boston Globe and the St. Paul Pioneer Press. 


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