Hartmann named president, publisher of The Knoxville News-Sentinel

Wed, September 29, 2004 by Mark Kroeger

CINCINNATI, Ohio - Bruce Hartmann, vice president and general manager of The Knoxville (Tenn.) News-Sentinel, has been named president and publisher of the newspaper.The News-Sentinel is owned and operated by The E.W. Scripps Company. "Bruce Hartmann is the kind of upbeat, enthusiastic executive newspapers need to thrive in this age of rapid technological change, " said Alan M. Horton, Scripps senior vice president of newspapers. "We’re fortunate to have someone of Bruce’s caliber ready to guide The News-Sentinel into the next millennium."Under the new organizational structure, Harry Moskos, vice president and editor of The News-Sentinel, retains responsibility for the newspaper’s editorial content."If The News-Sentinel is known for anything more than its prize-winning news coverage, it's the teamwork between the news and business departments," Horton said. "Bruce and Harry are the perfect team."Hartmann, 40, joined The News-Sentinel in 1990 as advertising director. He was promoted to assistant general manager in June 1993 and then general manager in September 1993.Before joining The News-Sentinel, he held advertising management positions at the Lowell (Mass.) Sun from 1987 to 1990 and the Nashau (N.H.) Telegraph from 1985-1987. He worked in advertising at The Baltimore Sun for six years before going to NashauHartmann is a 1979 graduate of West Virginia University where he received a bachelor’s degree in journalism.He is on the board of directors of several Knoxville organizations including the Chamber Partnership, Knoxville Zoo, Knoxville Sports Corporation, United Way, and the St. Mary’s Foundation. He is president of the Historical Tennessee Theatre Foundation as well as a member of Nucleus Knoxville and a 1995 Leadership Knoxville graduate.He and his wife, Tami, have three children: Melissa, 15, Jacquelyn, 12; and Brian, 9.The E.W. Scripps Company operates 20 daily newspapers; nine network-affiliated television stations; two cable television networks, Home & Garden Television and the Food Network; a television programmer, Cinetel Productions; independent Yellow Pages directories in Florida and Tennessee; and United Media, a worldwide syndicator and licensor of news features and comics.