WEATHERFORD, TX – Keith Hansen has been named publisher of the Weatherford Democrat and the Mineral Wells Index. His appointment is effective June 15.

Hansen is a 30-year veteran of the newspaper industry who most recently was publisher of Tahlequah (Oklahoma) Daily Press. He has owned several newspapers in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Colorado and California.

“Keith has done an outstanding job in turning around our Tahlequah newspaper,” said Steve McPhaul, chief operating officer of Community Newspaper Holdings, Inc. “His creativity and leadership are both transferable skills that will be a great asset to Weatherford and Mineral Wells.”

"Being afforded the opportunity to assume the duties of publisher in Mineral Wells and Weatherford is exciting,” said Hansen. “Newspapers are again flourishing and I look forward to leading these newspapers with an innovative and dynamic presentation of the news in this rapidly growing part of North Texas.”

Hansen is a graduate of Minnesota State University Moorhead.

The Weatherford Democrat and the Mineral Wells Index are CNHI newspapers. 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.

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