Two key management positions have been added to the Curry Coastal Pilot and the Del Norte Triplicate.
Ben Kenfield, most recently general manager of the thrice-weekly Herald Journal in Logan, Utah, has been named to the newly created position of publisher of The Pilot in Brookings and The Triplicate in Crescent City, both owned by Country Media Inc.
While at the Herald Journal, Kenfield also oversaw the non-daily newspapers in Tremonton, Utah, and Preston and Montpelier, Idaho.
Previously, he spent some four years as director of revenue at the daily Klamath Falls Herald and News, and nearly five years in advertising management roles at the daily Roseburg News-Review.
Meantime, Brian Williams has been named to the newly created position of editor of both The Pilot and The Triplicate.
For the past 20 years, Williams served in a variety of writing, editing and management positions at daily and non-daily newspapers primarily in California. He had been editor and general manager of weekly newspapers in Paso Robles and Atascadero since June 2018.
Before that, Williams held news management positions in Porterville, Watsonville and Marysville, Calif., among other locations.
“These are two media veterans with extensive knowledge of southern Oregon and California,” said Country Media President Steve Hungerford. “We, and our readers and advertisers, are going to benefit greatly from their sales and reporting experience at newspapers both big and small.”