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2010-03-31 / Front Page

Hogan named editor of Press, LA View

Jeff Hogan Jeff Hogan LAPEER — Jeff Hogan on Friday was named editor of The County Press, the Lapeer Area View and the Brown City Banner by general manager Kathy Trumbo and group publisher Peter Neill.

The personnel changes are the result of a restructuring within the View Newspapers organization, published by JAMS Media owned by Rick Burrough.

Former editor Mike Arnholt is now editor of the Huron County Press in Bad Axe as well as the Thumb Blanket publication, also publications owned by View Newspapers.

In addition, View Newspapers also publishes the Sanilac County News, The Jeffersonian, and in Genesee County The Davison Index, The Burton View and Grand Blanc View.

Hogan, 46, of Lapeer, has been in the newspaper industry for 24 years, having worked at The County Press for six years as both assistant editor and editor prior to the purchase of the newspaper by JAMS Media last summer.

“I am honored to be named editor of this hometown newspaper group and intend to work hard to continue the proud tradition of delivering the news and views that make up the fabric of our lives here in Lapeer County.”

He added, “Our community clearly faces many hardships right now with nearly 20 percent unemployment and a high number of home foreclosures, but through it all we will continue to tell your stories with dignity and respect for differing opinions and look forward to continuing the celebration of life in this wonderful community.”

Hogan has won numerous Michigan Press Association awards for his news writing, columns, editorials and photography.

Prior to arriving in Lapeer County, Hogan had served as news editor of the Herald Times in Gaylord for nine years, served as editor of the St. Ignace News for nearly two years, was editor of The South Haven Daily Tribune for five years, and began his career as editor of The Voice Newspaper in Richmond, Mich.

Hogan was born and raised on the east side of Detroit.

Hogan earned a bachelor of arts degree in journalism from Wayne State University in Detroit in December of 1987. He also attended Northwestern Michigan College in Traverse City where he became a certified welder. He graduated from De La Salle Collegiate High School in Detroit.

Hogan has a son, Jacob, 15.

He can be reached at 810-452-2640 or at jhogan@mihomepaper.com.

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