Sun publisher named
Peter Kostes, Editor and General Manager of the Sierra Sun for the past seven years, has been named Publisher of Truckee’s award-winning weekly newspaper.
Kostes’ promotion was announced by Bill Kunerth, Publisher of the Sierra Sun and the Tahoe World in Tahoe City. In his new role Kostes will assume direct responsibility for the entire Sierra Sun operation, including both editorial and business functions.
“I appreciate the opportunity provided to me and I look forward to continuing my growth as a newspaper executive. I am also excited about the potential growth of the Sierra Sun and I’ll be looking for further ways to better serve our readers and advertisers,” Kostes said.
Kostes noted that Dan Foscalina recently was promoted to News Editor and will be assuming more of the day-to-day responsibilities of editing the newspaper under his direction.
Bill Kunerth, who complimented Kostes on the many improvements made at the Sun, was named Senior Publisher and will continue in his role as Publisher of the Tahoe World but will devote more of his time to regional projects.
Kunerth’s rise to Senior Publisher is a result of 10 years of superior service to the north shore community. In addition to publishing the World and the Sun he has coordinated the marketing efforts of those newspapers along with the North Lake Tahoe Bonanza in Incline Village.
The Sun, the World and North Lake Tahoe Bonanza are part of the Tahoe-Carson Area Newspaper group, which also includes the Tahoe Daily Tribune in South Lake Tahoe, the Record-Courier in Gardnerville-Minden and the Nevada Appeal in Carson City.
In announcing Kunerth’s promotion, Steve Braver, Regional General Manager for the six-paper group, commented: “Bill Kunerth is a very talented and thoughtful newspaper executive and one whose judgment I rely upon heavily. His effectiveness as a publisher was most recently highlighted with the presentation of the California Newspaper Publisher’s Association Award of General Excellence to the Tahoe World. I’m really looking forward to stealing more of Bill’s time as we look ahead to our newspaper group’s future growth.”
Kunerth added, “With the continued growth of this area, there are numerous opportunities that we should be researching. My energies can now be more focused on the big picture and looking for ways we can grow as a company.”
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