The News & Advance: Mirt named publisher of The News & Advance

News & Advance Publisher Robert E. MacPherson is retiring June 1 after a three-decade career in the newspaper business, and veteran newspaper executive Kelly Mirt will succeed him as publisher on that date.

“We are excited to have a leader with Kelly’s knowledge, experience and skills taking the helm of The News & Advance,” said BH Media Regional Vice President Terry Jamerson, a former News & Advance publisher. “Kelly understands our business and will guide our talented staff at The News & Advance to new heights.”

Mirt arrived in Lynchburg on Monday and will work with MacPherson and the newspaper’s staff on transition until June 1.


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