SACRAMENTO, Calif., March 25, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The McClatchy Company (NYSE: MNI) today named Shannon Wall president and publisher of the Sun Herald in Biloxi, Mississippi. She will assume her new role on April 1, 2016. Wall previously served as the Sun Herald's advertising director, overseeing multi-media sales and revenue development.
"Shannon has a strong track record of marketing and digital innovation," said Pat Talamantes, McClatchy's president and chief executive officer. "Her teamwork and passion for the Mississippi Gulf Coast will advance the Sun Herald's mission as the leading media company in the region."
Wall, 45, has been the Sun Herald's advertising director since joining the company in 2008. During her tenure she has been key to the media company's digital sales transformation and instrumental to the launch of Sun-Herald Media's highly-acclaimed Velocity Digital Agency.
"It is an exciting time in our industry as we continue the digital transformation. In my new role as publisher, I am honored to be working with such an accomplished newsroom," Wall said. "As a long time Coastal resident, I am proud of what the Sun Herald has meant to this community and will work diligently to maintain that tradition."
Wall replaces Glen Nardi, who announced his retirement in February. "Shannon has a deep understanding of the challenges businesses face as they adapt to this digital world," Nardi said. "In addition, she's lived and raised a family on the Coast for over 20 years. She has experienced the challenges and opportunities our communities face. These two qualities, in combination, make Shannon an excellent choice to be the Sun Herald's next publisher."
Shannon and her husband have four children, Matt, Collin, Raegan and Cameron.
McClatchy is a 21st century news and information leader, publisher of iconic brands such as the Miami Herald, The Kansas City Star, The Sacramento Bee, the Charlotte Observer, The (Raleigh) News and Observer, and the (Fort Worth) Star-Telegram. McClatchy operates media companies in 28 U.S. markets in 14 states, providing each of its communities with high-quality news and advertising services in a wide array of digital and print formats. McClatchy is headquartered in Sacramento, Calif., and listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol MNI.
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