CNHI announces 5 staff changes


Community News­paper Holdings Inc. recently announced the reassign­ments of several company execu­tives.

Henry Bird, publisher of The Herald Bulletin (Ander­son), has been appointed regional executive to oversee CNHI publishing operations in Texas and several communities in Oklahoma, Georgia, Tennessee and North Carolina. He had been a regional executive in Indiana.

In his move from Anderson, Bird will be based in Knoxville, Tennessee. He started in the newspaper business as a tea and copy boy at the Irish Times while in boarding school in Dublin and went on to serve as a publisher and group executive with several U.S. newspaper companies, including Central Newspapers, Thomson Newspapers, Lee Enterprises and Pulitzer Newspapers.

Robyn McCloskey, senior vice president of opera­tions, was named to oversee all CNHI operations in Indiana in addition to her current respon­sibilities as publisher of the Kokomo Tribune and Logansport Pharos-Tribune in Indiana. She also currently has oversight of the company’s newspapers in Iowa and Illinois.

McCloskey had been responsible for CNHI newspapers in Texas for the last several months.

Beverly Joyce, a veteran newspaper execu­tive, has been appointed publisher of The Herald Bulletin, replacing Bird. Joyce has been publisher of The Commercial-News in Danville, Illinois, for nearly two years. Before that she was regional sales director for the Kokomo Tribune and The Pharos-Tribune in Logans­port. She began her newspaper career in 1986 as advertising director for the Batesville Herald Tribune.

Joyce is also a former president and director of sales for Trace Com­muni­ca­tions, an Indianapolis-based company that provides printing services to newspapers and advertising agencies.

McCloskey said a search is underway for Joyce’s replacement in Danville.

Brian Bloom, a third generation newspaper executive, has been named publisher and adver­tising director of the Goshen News in northern Indiana. Most recently, Bloom was general manager and adver­tising director of the Effingham (Illinois) Daily News, also a CNHI paper.

Bloom, a native of Wood­bine, Iowa, has managed newspapers or newspaper groups in Iowa, Georgia, Mas­sachusetts, Colorado, Mississippi, Arkansas, Tennessee and Illinois.

A search is underway for his replacement in Effingham.

Ron Smith, publisher of the Washington Times Her­ald until three years ago, has returned to that role. He will also serve as the paper’s advertising director. Smith left Washington in December 2011 to become publisher of the Goshen News.

Smith, a native of Rockville, is a graduate of Lincoln Trail College in Robinson, Illinois.