are profiles of the new member of the New England Newspaper and Press
Association’s executive committee and of the three new members of
NENPA’s board of directors. They all were elected at the association’s
annual meeting Feb. 11 in the Boston Park Plaza Hotel.
New secretary of NENPA board of directors, new member of executive committee
Peter Haggerty is president and publisher of Woburn (Mass.) Daily Times Inc. Haggerty grew up in the family-owned newspaper business, and has been there full-time for 45 years. He spent years in the editorial department before becoming production manager, assistant publisher, and then, in 1989, publisher. He is the third publisher in the newspaper company’s 111-year history. Woburn Daily Times Inc. publishes the Daily Times Chronicle of Woburn and four weeklies: the Stoneham Independent, Wilmington Town Crier, Tewksbury Town Crier, and Woburn-based Middlesex East, all in Massachusetts. Haggerty was a member of the former New England Newspaper Association board for more than 20 years and carried over to the NENPA board. He also has been on the Massachusetts Newspapers Publishers Association board since 2003 and is now its president.
New members of NENPA’s board of directors
Leah Lamson is editor of the Telegram & Gazette of Worcester, Mass. She became a managing editor there beginning in 1989, and became editor in 2009. She previously was an education reporter, entertainment columnist, and assistant city editor. Lamson began her newspaper career at the Sentinel & Enterprise of Fitchburg, Mass., and later joined the Telegram & Gazette as a reporter in the Milford, Mass., bureau. She is the founding editor of Worcester Quarterly, now called Worcester Living, a lifestyle magazine published four times a year by the Telegram & Gazette. Lamson received the Yankee Quill Award in 2011; the Judith Vance Brown Spirit of Journalism Award in 2009; and the Katherine F. Erskine Award in 2004. She is a member of the New England Society of Newspaper Editors, and was its president in 2004. She is on the Judiciary-Media Committee of the Massachusetts Supreme Court. She is a graduate of Simmons College with a bachelor of arts degree in communications.
John Winn Miller
John Winn Miller is publisher of the Concord (N.H.) Monitor. Miller began his career as a reporter for Louisville (Ky.) Today Magazine after graduating from the University of Kentucky. In 1979, he joined The Associated Press as a reporter in Louisville. He was a copy editor on the foreign desk in New York City before being assigned to the Rome bureau in 1982. Miller briefly was Rome bureau chief of the Wall Street Journal/Europe before joining the Lexington (Ky.) Herald-Leader, where he was an investigative reporter and state capital bureau chief. He was the Herald-Leader’s city editor before being named executive editor of the Centre Daily Times of State College, Pa., in August 1996. Miller became executive editor of the Tallahassee (Fla.) Democrat in 1999. He was appointed publisher of The Olympian of Olympia, Wash., in 2005. He took an early retirement in 2009 and returned to Lexington, where he wrote screenplays and television shows. In September 2010, Miller was hired by Newspapers of New England, based in Concord, to be publisher of the Concord Monitor.
Jane Seagrave is publisher of the Vineyard Gazette of Martha’s Vineyard, Mass. She became publisher in April 2011. She is responsible for the editorial and business oversight of the Gazette; Martha’s Vineyard Magazine; and the Best Read Guide of Martha’s Vineyard. She previously was employed by The Associated Press for eight years in several jobs, most recently that of senior vice president and chief revenue officer in New York City from March 2010 to April 2011. Among several other jobs she had, she was chief online strategy consultant of American Lawyer Media, based in New York City, and president and publisher of American Lawyer Media-Mid Atlantic of Philadelphia. She was a staff writer and editor for the Associated Press in Boston, Grants Pass, Ore., and Santa Fe, N.M., from 1980 to 1986. She has a master’s degree in public administration from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.
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