LOWELL -- Kevin Corrado, the former publisher of the New Haven Register, has been named publisher of The Sun.
Corrado will oversee operations at The Sun, Fitchburg's Sentinel & Enterprise, and the cluster's Nashoba Valley Voice weekly. His management duties will also extend to Digital First Media news properties in New York, including the Kingston Daily Freeman, Oneida Daily Dispatch, The Saratogian of Saratoga Springs and The Record of Troy.
DFM recently decided to consolidate management structure.
Corrado, a veteran industry executive for most of his 32 years in journalism, will be based in Lowell.
"I'm honored and thrilled to be here in this community, and working with the team from The Sun," Corrado, 57, said at the Dutton Street office on Tuesday.
"We have a huge responsibility for local journalism, and that energizes me every single day," he added.
Corrado has been in Connecticut for the last three years as publisher of the New Haven Register. He also led operations at The Register Citizen, The Middletown Press, Connecticut Magazine and Digital First Media's portfolio of Connecticut weeklies.
Before his work in Connecticut, he served as publisher at New England Newspaper Inc., DFM's northern New England operations that included The Berkshire Eagle in Berkshire County, Mass.; The Bennington Banner in Bennington, Vt.; The Brattleboro Reformer in Brattleboro, Vt.; and The Manchester Journal in Manchester, Vt.
Corrado previously served as publisher for the Green Bay Press-Gazette, the Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter and Bay Publications -- which was owned by Gannett Co. Inc.
"My passion for this business is never-ending, and I think it has a bright future," Corrado said. "My number one goal is to protect the First Amendment, and operate this business where we are producing content that our readers want, getting our content out whether it's in digital or print form, and selling advertising that gets results for our advertisers," he added. "I'm confident that we will be successful."
Corrado and his wife Angela recently moved to Billerica. They have two adult children who live in Wisconsin.
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