The Free Press has appointed a new publisher

Andrea Horton will be taking over the position in mid June.

  • May. 15, 2013 7:00 p.m.
Andrea Horton.

Andrea Horton.

The Free Press has appointed a new publisher.

Andrea Horton will be taking over the position in mid June. She has worked as a reporter for The Free Press in the past and is currently the director of sales.

“I am very excited for this new opportunity,” said Horton. “I am passionate about the Valley and this paper, it is a good fit for me.”

The Free Press is an excellent community newspaper, I am proud to work with such a dynamic group of people,” she went on to say.

Horton volunteers her time in the community, sits on the Women’s Resource Centre Board and is a proud Rotarian.

“I like to be involved with the community,” said Horton. “Working for the newspaper has opened up many doors for me to do so. I will continue to work hard to grow the paper and make it the best it’s ever been.”

Horton grew up in Fernie and later brought her two sons back to raise here.

“Our family has thrived since moving back here 10 years ago, it was the best decision I could have made for myself and my sons,” said Horton. I wanted them to experience the carefree lifestyle I grew up with.”

Horton believes it is important for the paper to have a local publisher, someone who knows the area and the people and most importantly is planning on staying here for the long-term.

“Fernie is home,” said Horton. My husband and I plan on being here for a long time to come.”

Andrea will be taking over the role from current publisher, Dave Hamilton, who has been offered a new position within Black Press, as publisher of the Campbell River Mirror.