orangeleader.com (Orange, Texas)

April 12, 2013

Macke to serve as senior publisher over Orange Leader

Gabriel Pruett
The Orange Leader

ORANGE —

Rich Macke has been named Senior Publisher of The Orange Leader and The Port Arthur News.

Macke, who has led the Port Arthur newspaper since February 2012, assumes the role of publisher for The Leader with the departure of Eric Bauer.

"I look forward to getting to know and working alongside the community in Orange," Macke said. "Community news is the core of a local newspaper. It's important that The Orange Leader be the local information source for the community it serves, and I will work diligently to continue that focus."

Before his arrival in Port Arthur, Macke was publisher of the Woodward, Okla., News. Originally from California, he has 30 years of experience in the newspaper industry, in jobs in production, advertising and circulation.

The Leader and The News are both owned by Community Newspaper Holdings Inc., of Montgomery, Ala.