- Associated Press - Tuesday, September 22, 2015

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Nathan Edwards will become president and publisher of The Clarion-Ledger and Mississippi Media, starting Oct. 1.

Michael Kane, president of Gannett East Group, announced Edwards’ new job Tuesday in The Clarion-Ledger (https://on.thec-l.com/1YzAQ9D ).

Edwards will also have responsibility for Hattiesburg American, which is also owned by Gannett. He has been general manager of the Hattiesburg American since March. Kane says a new general manager will be hired in Hattiesburg.

Edwards was previously vice president of sales for the Augusta Chronicle and classifieds director at the Chattanooga Times Free Press.

At The Clarion-Ledger, he will succeed Jason Taylor, who was named publisher of the Las Vegas Review-Journal in June. Owner GateHouse Media LLC also named Taylor president of its western U.S. publishing operations and CEO of GateHouse Media Live and Virtual Events.

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