The Orange County (Calif.) Register named a newspaper veteran from Arizona as its new publisher Wednesday as N. Christian Anderson III prepares to leave after 27 years with the newspaper and its parent company.
Anderson will leave the newspaper Sept. 15. He will be replaced by Terry Horne, publisher of the East Valley Tribune in Mesa, Ariz., which also is owned by the Register’s parent company, Irvine, California-based Freedom Communications, Inc.
The executive changes are part of a company reorganization in which the metro and community newspapers will be combined into one division that will be led by Jonathan Segal, the head of Freedom’s Community Newspapers division.
Former Freedom New Mexico publisher Julie Moreno will take over as publisher of The East Valley Tribune on Sept. 10.
Moreno moves to the Tribune from her role as publisher of The Sun in Yuma, Ariz. She will continue in her role as vice president of the community newspaper’s division’s Pacific region as well.
She served as the publisher of the Clovis News-Journal from 1995-2000.