COLUMBIA, Mo. — A veteran newspaper executive has been named as the new group publisher for GateHouse Media in northern and central Missouri.

The Columbia Tribune reports that starting Monday, 57-year-old Terri Leifeste will oversee the Tribune as well as seven other newspapers: The Hannibal Courier-Post, the Chillicothe News, the Kirksville Daily Express, the Linn County Leader, the Mexico Ledger, the Moberly Monitor-Index and the Boonville Daily News.

Leifeste was previously president of the group that operates the Jefferson City News Tribune and the Fulton Sun. She has 39 years of experience in newspapers.

Information from: Columbia Daily Tribune,

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