Foster named publisher of News Bulletin, Daily News and others

Published: Friday, June 21, 2013 at 05:56 PM.

At the Star, he helped launch and sustain a content innovation project that earned the paper international attention. In 2007, Foster was invited to speak in Paris, France, about The Star’s forays into multimedia journalism. Foster was a 2002 Ethics Fellow with the Poynter Institute in St. Petersburg, Fla., and helped write Poynter’s “Journalism without Scandal” report in 2003.

Foster, a Lakeland native, began his career as a sports writer in Hickory, N.C., in 1988, after graduating from the University of the South in Sewanee, Tenn. He moved to The Gaston Gazette in Gastonia, N.C., in 1989 and eventually was promoted to managing editor.

Foster is married to District Court Judge Anna F. (Dina) Foster, who will resign her seat to relocate to the Panhandle. They have three children: Mary Frances, 18; Matthew, 15; and Will, 11.

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