Las Cruces – Veteran newspaper executive Jim Maxwell has been named publisher of the Las Cruces Sun-News. He replaces Ann Reed, who resigned effective immediately.
Before his appointment, Maxwell had been group publisher of MediaNews Group's seven New Mexico newspaper properties, which included the Sun-News. His next focus will be on the Las Cruces, Deming and Silver City markets specifically.
Reed led the Sun-News for almost two years. She says she will remain in Las Cruces to explore other opportunities.
Maxwell has served in newspaper executive positions in Missouri, Pennsylvania, New York and Oregon.
The Sun-News is part of the Texas-New Mexico Newspaper Partnership, with publications in Las Cruces, Silver City, Deming, Ruidoso, Carlsbad, Alamogordo, Farmington and El Paso, Texas.
Information from: Las Cruces Sun-News, http://www.lcsun-news.com
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