Monday, March 11, 2013

St. George | Spectrum publisher Welch leaving

Donnie Welch is leaving The Spectrum after seven years to start a business in the area. Welch, 50, did not say when his resignation would be effective, according to the paper.

Editor Todd Seifert has been named interim publisher while the search is under way for a permanent replacement for the daily in St. George, Utah.

Formerly the advertising director for the Burlington Free Press in Vermont, Welch had worked in newspaper advertising for 25 years. On reaching age 50 several months ago, he decided to try something new. “It was just time,” he told the paper.

The Spectrum was one of three Gannett papers that initially piloted the paywalls that have now been launched across the U.S. newspaper division.

The paper's weekday circulation is 14,686, and Sunday is 18,021, according to the Sept. 30 ABC report.

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