Rust Communications named Chris Pruett publisher and part owner of three Indiana newspapers.
Pruett took the helm at the Banner-Graphic (Greencastle), The Brazil Times, and the Greene County Daily World (Linton) and its shopper publication.
Rust co-presidents Jon and Rex Rust and regional vice president Randy List made the announcement at the summer Rust Communications meeting in St. Louis.
“We are blessed to have Chris’ leadership at our Indiana properties,” Rex Rust said. “He is a great member of our newspaper family. We know he will serve all of the communities well.”
List said he has confidence in Pruett’s abilities.
“I’m confident he will continue to strive to make our papers the main source for news and advertising in each of our areas,” he said.
Pruett was named senior general manager of the three Indiana properties in September 2012, when List’s role with Rust led him to move from Indiana to Iowa.
Pruett will continue to live in rural Greene County with his wife, Deb, and will spend time at all three properties each week.
“I’m fortunate to have solid staffs at all three properties and will lean on those employees to continue to produce the best print and online products in their communities,” Pruett said.
Pruett came to Linton as sports editor of the Linton Daily Citizen in 1983 and worked at the Tribune-Star (Terre Haute) from 1990 to 1998.
On his return to Linton in 1998 he served as editor, then general manager and later senior general manager.