OGDEN -- Charles Horton III was named publisher of the Standard-Examiner and vice president of Ogden Publishing Corporation and will start work in Ogden March 18.
“I’m excited about joining the very talented team at the Standard-Examiner. Newspapers have a special responsibility in their communities and I’m proud to help continue the Standard’s long tradition of service to our readers and advertising clients,” said Horton, 37.
He began his newspaper career as a district sales manager at the Daily News-Miner in Fairbanks, Alaska and has held positions in Oregon, North Carolina and Indiana before arriving at the Kitsap Sun in Bremerton, Washington in 2004. Horton has served as the President and Publisher of the Kitsap Sun since 2009 after having held positions in the Sun’s circulation, interactive and advertising departments.
Horton believes strongly in giving back to the community and serves on the board of directors for the Kitsap Economic Development Alliance, Admiral Theater Foundation, Allied Newspapers of Washington and is the Vice Chair of the Haselwood Family YMCA.
“After living somewhere for 10 years its tough to make a decision to leave, but when I drove into Ogden I knew this was a place my family would be excited to call home – I was impressed by the quality of life, especially the abundance of outdoor activities. It was really love at first sight. Our family is excited about putting down roots in Ogden,” added Horton.
Horton’s wife Deanna and son Avery, 13 will join him in Ogden at the end of the school year. The announcement was made today by Doug Phares, president of the Sandusky Newspaper Group.