Hiring of a new publisher marks internal shift within Village News publications
Last updated 2/4/2010 at Noon
A veteran media executive who began his 35-year newspaper career as a Texarkana police reporter has been hired as publisher of Village News Inc., which was launched 12 years ago in the Fallbrook area and has steadily expanded its staff, circulation area and product offerings.
Scott McElhaney will step into the position that Julie Reeder has held since the Village News printed its first 24-page edition in the Fallbrook area in December 1997.
Since then, the tight-knit, family-oriented company has grown to produce three weekly newspapers, three Internet sites, a lifestyle magazine and an an...