Foster named publisher of News Bulletin, Daily News and others

Published: Friday, June 21, 2013 at 17:56 PM.

Skip Foster, a veteran publisher and Florida native, will be the Northwest Florida Daily News’ next publisher and will oversee weekly newspapers in Crestview, Milton, Destin and Walton County.

Friday morning’s announcement followed a nearly two-month search that drew candidates from across the country and ended with the hiring of Foster, publisher of the Shelby Star in Cleveland County, N.C., since 2007.

“I’m excited,” said Roger Quinn, central regional publisher for Halifax Media Group, which also owns the Shelby Star. “We looked across the country and found that the best candidate was one of our own.

“He has a proven track record of not just leading award-winning newspapers, but of making a newspaper — and himself — an integral part of the community it serves.”

Before assuming the publisher’s role at the Shelby Star, Foster served as its editor for 10 years. It was part of a newspaper chain that included the Northwest Florida Daily News, which gave him familiarity with the region’s “unbelievable” beauty and its newspapers.

 “I am honored to lead such a tremendous team in this growing and vibrant market,” Foster said. “No one provides better content and better marketing solutions than the Daily News, Crestview News Bulletin, Destin Log, Walton Sun and Santa Rosa's Press Gazette.”

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