Publisher heads papers in Texas


Community Newspaper Holdings Inc. promoted Tribune-Star publisher B.J. Riley to senior vice president and division manager of the company’s Sun Belt Division of Texas publications.

The promotion will allow Riley to remain publisher of the Terre Haute newspaper and continue living in the Wabash Valley city, while also overseeing 12 daily and four nondaily publications in Texas.

In addition to his wife, Mary, Riley’s family in­­cludes four sons, two of whom are grown.

Riley’s 25-year career in newspapers began at age 25, when he accepted an advertising sales position at the Daily Telegraph in his hometown of Bluefield, W.Va.

His career path has led him to publications in Kentucky, Ohio and Indiana and to corporate leadership roles in Florida.

– Tribune-Star (Terre Haute)