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Karen Andreas has been named regional publisher of CNHI's newspapers, websites and magazines in Massachusetts and New Hampshire.

She continues to oversee The Salem News, where she has been publisher for more than five years, while taking on the publisher's assignment for The Eagle-Tribune of North Andover, The Daily News of Newburyport and the Gloucester Daily Times.

Andreas will also lead two Massachusetts weeklies, the Andover Townsman and Haverhill Gazette, as well as the Derry News and Carriage Towne News in New Hampshire.

As part of an executive reorganization, Mark Zappala was appointed regional advertising director for the group. He previously served as publisher of the Gloucester Daily Times.

Andreas is a former executive editor and vice president of news for the group. She has received numerous honors during her 25-year newspaper career - most recently the prestigious Judith Brown Award from the New England Society of Newspaper Editors, recognizing the work and pioneering drive of an outstanding woman in journalism from the six-state region. She is a graduate of the University of New Hampshire.

“Karen is an award-winning journalist who possesses all of the right skills to lead this company,” said Henry Bird, a CNHI senior vice president and regional manager, who made the appointment. “Karen has a track record of success. She is a proven leader with the rare combination of talent, creativity and intelligence to meet the needs of the communities we serve.”

Andreas, who lives in Danvers, Mass., with her husband, Mike, and sons Nick and Matt, said she welcomes the assignment.

“This is a wonderful opportunity to continue to grow our newspapers and websites as the leading source of local news in the North of Boston market,” she said. “I’ve made my career here, including being a part of the transformation from print to digital platforms and the 24/7 news cycle. The one constant has been the belief in the power of local news. Local is our franchise.”

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