Last month we reported it was a solid bet that a Las Vegas advertising chief would become publisher of the Pine Bluff Commercial, and that bet has paid off.
Teresa “Tee” Hicks was announced as GateHouse Media’s senior group publisher last week. In addition to leading the Commercial, the Los Angeles native and former advertising director at the Las Vegas Review-Journal will oversee the Stuttgart Daily Leader, Newport Independent, Arkadelphia Siftings Herald, and several other publications.
She’ll be the second African-American publisher of the Commercial; the first was her predecessor, Ed Graves. Educated in Denver and in Texas, Hicks predicts “a fun journey to wild success” and praised “a powerful and committed team at the Commercial.”