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Julie Fox, publisher of the Times West Virgiinian in Fairmont, West Virginia
Julie Fox, publisher of the Times West Virgiinian in Fairmont, West Virginia

Julie Fox is the new publisher of the Times West Virginian, a Community Newspapers Holdings Inc. seven-day daily in Fairmont.

Fox has been the regional audience development director for CNHI's The Tribune-Democrat in Johnstown, Pa., for the past 11 years. She also for two years managed the audience development department at the Cumberland (Md.) Times-News, another CNHI paper.

Robin Quillon, CNHI's senior vice president of operations, said Fox has "proven herself as a leader and innovator" in print and online platforms.

"She is definitely ready for this next step in her career," said Quillon, who is also publisher of the Johnstown and Cumberland papers. "The good people of Fairmont are getting a publisher who understands the need for local focus and quality content."

"I am fortunate to gain a great staff,?" said Fox. "I am committed to working with them to produce the best possible print and online products."

Fox began her newspaper career in 1989 as a customer service representative at Lee Enterprises? The Southern Illinoisan, a daily in Carbondale. She soon promoted to district circulation sales manager and then metro zone manager at Herald & Review, a Lee Enterprises newspaper in Decatur, Ill. She later served as circulation director for dailies in Clute, Texas, and Columbus, Ga.