Vail Daily names publisher
April 3, 2009
VAIL ” The Vail Daily has named editor Don Rogers its publisher.
Bob Brown, president of the newspaper’s parent company, Swift Communications, said Rogers will serve as the Vail Daily’s editor and publisher.
Rogers has been associate publisher of the Vail Daily since August 2008 and has served as its interim publisher since January.
“I am delighted Don will be at the helm of Colorado Mountain News Media’s largest newspaper,” Brown said Thursday. “During the past several months, he has demonstrated excellent leadership skills at the Vail Daily and in the communities the newspaper serves. He complements his obvious talent as a writer and editor with excellent instincts as a salesman and business manager.”
Rogers joined Colorado Mountain News Media in 1999 as editor of the Vail Daily. Before that, he spent 23 years working in reporting, editing and publishing at newspapers in California, Michigan, Illinois and New York.
He moved to Gardnerville, Nev., in February 2008 to be publisher of The Record Courier but returned to the Vail Daily nine months later.
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“These are extremely challenging times for the valley and rest of the nation,” Rogers said. “The Vail Daily shares very much in the fortunes of the business community and the community at large. Our focus has to be very strong on helping our clients grow their businesses, our readers better understand this great place where we live, and help our community service groups thrive.”
Information from: Vail Daily, http://www.vaildaily.com