New publisher arrives at Tahoe Daily Tribune |

New publisher arrives at Tahoe Daily Tribune

W. Les Hill has been named publisher of the Tahoe Daily Tribune, effective immediately.

Hill has been publisher of the Ridgecrest (Calif.) Daily Independent for the past several years. The two newspapers are affiliate members of the same group of community newspapers in the West. Hill has had a long association with this group and has served as a participant and consultant in many of the group’s operational and management training exercises, including some at Lake Tahoe.

Prior to his leadership of The Daily Independent, Hill has held management positions with newspapers in Oregon, Montana and Idaho. He and his wife, Marsha, are natives of Idaho and they have three grown children: Jaims is a member of corporate management with a video rental company in Australia, Matthew is an officer with the California Highway Patrol stationed in the Santa Clarita Valley and Kimberly is a software developer for a government contractor in Ridgecrest.

Hill said that he is looking forward to coming to Tahoe and to meeting its people.

“We’ve been coming here for a good number of years and it seems like the fulfillment of a dream to be able to actually live here and to lead such an institution as the Tahoe Daily Tribune. I have the highest respect for the people at the newspaper and for what they have accomplished. “The Tahoe Daily Tribune is well known throughout the state and the region as a consistent award-winning, high-quality publication. Although I am aware of the heavy responsibility I am inheriting, I have to say that I am very excited. There are some truly great challenges ahead – both for the newspaper and for the Lake Tahoe area. I’m proud to be a part of that future,” Hill said.

Hill, 56, also said that during his career he has had a history of strong involvement in the community and is looking forward to that same type of relationship in the Tahoe area.

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