New Adams group regional publisher named

Carl E. Esposito
Carl E. Esposito

Carl E. Esposito has been named president of Adams Publishing Group --Tennessee/North Carolina, adding to his responsibilities as publisher of The Daily Times in Maryville, Tennessee. The group is the former Jones Media Inc., which APG acquired last September.

Espositio's promotion was announced by Gregg Jones, president of APG?East and executive vice president of Adams Publishing Group.

Esposito has served as publisher of The Daily Times since November of 2010. Prior to that he served as regional publisher and group leader of Media General's Tri-Cities/Southwest Virginia Group, including the Bristol Herald Courier, six paid circulation weekly newspapers and CBS affiliate WJHL-TV in Johnson City.

Before he joined Media General in 2005, Esposito spent 20 years serving in leadership capacities for other media organizations, including Community Newspaper Holdings Inc., Cox Ohio Publishing, Thomson Newspapers and Chew Newspapers, where he began his newspaper as an assistant controller.

Esposito succeeds Ralph Baldwin, a 28-year veteran of Jones Media, serving as it COO since 2008 and as publisher of The Daily Post Athenian in Athens, Tenn. for 20 years before that.

"Carl's impressive record of accomplishment in the newspaper industry, and his passion for excellence in all things most recently illustrated by his leadership at The Daily Times since 2010 made him an outstanding choice to become the next president of APG Tennessee/North Carolina," Jones said.