From the Canton Repository
Veronica Van Dress has been named editor of The Independent by GateHouse Ohio Media Executive Editor Teri Hayt.
Van Dress has been serving as the newspaper’s interim editor since July 1. Her promotion was announced Tuesday. She replaces Joe Shaheen.
She had been the assistant managing editor/news at The Independent’s sister paper, The Repository, where she led the newspaper’s reporting teams in developing enterprise stories and other news content, and worked with other editors to direct news coverage both in print and online.
At the Inde, Van Dress leads a newsroom of reporters, photographers and sports writers directing content and coverage. She is responsible for all editorial content and digital strategies, and will work to build strong enterprise packages.