CNHI promotes three to publisher positions at Kentucky newspapers

Mark Walker

Mark Walker, Gary Tyler and Lisa Callihan named publishers at Somerset/Corbin/London, Richmond and Ashland respectively

Mark Walker, a veteran newspaper executive, has been promoted from general manager to publisher of three eastern Kentucky newspapers, effective immediately.

The papers are The Commonwealth Journal in Somerset, The Sentinel-Echo in London, and The Times Tribune in Corbin. All are owned by CNHI, LLC.

“It is a great honor to be named publisher,” said Walker. “All three of the newspapers have great staffs that I enjoy working with. I look forward to guiding them in my new role to continue elevating the quality of what we do as local publications vital to the communities we serve.”

Walker has served as general manager of the London and Corbin papers for two years, and the Somerset paper for the past year. He also was a regional circulation manager for CNHI Kentucky. Previously, he worked for Schurz Communications, Boone Newspapers and RR Donnelley and Sons.

A native of Glasgow, he began his newspaper career at the Glasgow Daily Times as a sports photographer while in high school.

Gary Tyler named publisher at Richmond Register

Gary Ty

Gary Tyler has been promoted to publisher of the Richmond Register, effective immediately.

Tyler has served as the paper’s general manager/advertising director since August of 2019. He will continue his advertising position in addition to his publisher’s responsibilities.

“I am happy to continue to serve Richmond Register in this new role,” he said. “We have a great team. We are all dedicated to increasing the paper’s presence in the community with quality journalism that recently led to 17 awards of excellence from the Kentucky Press Association.”

Tyler said he hopes to expand the newspaper’s advertising and marketing offerings in an effort to help local businesses thrive in Richmond and Madison County.

A native of New Albany, Indiana, Tyler began his newspaper career at the Louisville Courier-Journal in advertising. He subsequently worked as director of advertising at the State Journal Register in Springfield, Illinois, and before that as publisher at the Louisville Business First, a major source of business news in the Louisville market.

Lisa Callihan promoted to publisher at The Daily Independent

Lisa Callihan

Starting at The Daily Independent 30 years ago, Lisa Callihan has been promoted to publisher, the newspaper’s top position.

Callihan has been the paper’s general manager since July of last year. She’s been involved in every aspect of the operation since joining the paper as an accounting clerk in 1990.

“I am honored to accept the position of publisher,” she said. “The paper is the voice of the community, and it has a responsibility to represent the wants and needs of residents by producing a hometown newspaper they can be proud of.”

Callihan said she looks forward to building new levels of digital and print content as well as community involvement aimed at encouraging the Ashland market to continue its support for the newspaper’s news, sports and advertising content.

A native of Ironton, Ohio, the Callihan family has resided in Flatwoods for nearly 40 years. She and her husband, Richard, have two adult daughters and two granddaughters.

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