From The Repository

Laura Kessel has been named the managing editor of The Repository.

Previously, Kessel worked at The News-Herald in Willoughby, where she had served as the managing editor since 2005.

“Laura proved to be the clear choice to lead The Repository newsroom as we continue to focus on breaking news, enterprise, investigative reporting and community engagement across all our platforms,” said Executive Editor Teri Hayt. “I am thrilled to have her on our team.”

Kessel will direct content gathering and other news operations at The Repository as well as oversee the universal design and copy desk that also paginates GateHouse Ohio
Media’s two additional daily papers, The Times-Reporter in New Philadelphia and The Independent in Massillon.

Kessel is a Kent State University graduate and a former member of the Associated Press Media Editors board.

Kessel joined The Repository on Monday.

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