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ALASKA

Charles Westmoreland has been named managing editor of the Juneau Empire. Westmoreland most recently served as managing editor of the Capital City Weekly. He succeeds Michael Plett, who has been managing editor since 2008.

CALIFORNIA

Stephen Proctor has been named managing editor of the San Francisco Chronicle. Proctor joined the newspaper in 2003, and most recently served as deputy managing editor/news. He succeeds Robert Rosenthal.

Steve Smith has been appointed publisher of The Reporter in Vacaville, the Times-Herald of Vallejo and the Daily Democrat in Woodland. Smith most recently served as vice president/community newspapers for MediaNews' Northern California group, and will continue in that capacity. Gregg McConnell has been named publisher of the Chico Enterprise-Record. McConnell most recently served as publisher in Vacaville and Woodland.

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

Elizabeth Spayd and Raju Narisetti have been named managing editors of The Washington Post. Spayd has been editor of washingtonpost.com since 2007. Narisetti most recently was editor of Mint, a national business paper launched in India. Previously, he was editor of The Wall Street Journal Europe.

Chuck DeFeo has been named general manager of interactive and social media for The Washington Times. Previously, DeFeo was vice president and general manager of Townhall.com.

GEORGIA

Rusty Williamson is the new advertising director at the Forsyth County News in Cumming. Previously, he served as local advertising manager for the Gwinnett Daily Post.

ILLINOIS

Jeffry Couch has been appointed vice president of the Belleville News-Democrat. Couch most recently served as the newspaper's editor, and will continue as such.

Michael Sperling has been named vice president of advertising for the Pioneer Press group of newspaper titles. Sperling most recently was senior director/automotive and builder advertising for the Sun-Times News Group, the principal operating subsidiary of Sun-Times Media Group Inc. Jim Dyer has been appointed vice president/classified advertising for the Sun-Times News Group. Previously, Dyer served as eastern region vice president of sales for Digital Media Communications Inc.

Ellen Glassberg has been named vice president of classified/telesales business development at Tribune Interactive. Previously, she was director of recruitment and call center sales for the Chicago Tribune Media Group.

KENTUCKY

Kevin Lashbrook has been named general manager of The Oldham Era in La Grange. Lashbrook most recently served as publisher of the Herald Journal in Monticello, Ind.

NEW JERSEY

Bruce Tomlinson has been promoted to editor of the New Jersey Herald in Newton. Previously, he served as general manager. Don Cooper succeeds him as GM. Cooper most recently was general manager of the Quincy (Ill.) Herald-Whig.

John Farmer has been named editorial page editor at The Star-Ledger in Newark. …

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