Alexander Gould

MERIDIAN, Miss. — Alexander Gould has been appointed publisher of The Meridian Star, effective immediately.

Gould comes to Meridian from Texas where he served as integrated sales director for M. Roberts Media, which includes the Longview News-Journal and Victoria Advocate.

“Alexander is a great match for The Meridian Star and its dedicated team,” said Steve McPhaul, executive vice president and chief operating officer of Community Newspaper Holdings, Inc. "We’re confident his extensive print, digital, management and leadership experience will be an asset to The Meridian Star and its market.”

A graduate of Waynesburg University, Gould began his newspaper career in Pennsylvania with Berks-Mont Newspapers as creative systems manager and moved into management positions throughout the state. He later served as a regional general manager in Kentucky for Civitas Media, before moving to Texas.

“I understand the role The Star plays in Meridian, and I am looking forward to working with the staff to serve this great community with our print and digital platforms,” Gould said.

Gould said he will become active in the Meridian business and civic communities. He will relocate to Meridian with his wife Jennifer and their 6-year-old twin daughters.

The Meridian Star is a CNHI newspaper. Based in Montgomery, Alabama, CNHI is a leading publisher of local news and information. Its newspapers, websites and specialty publications serve communities in 23 states.