Lee Enterprises is shuffling its top ranks, sending the Post Star’s publisher to a daily newspaper in Utah and replacing her with the publisher of The Citizen in Auburn.
The Davenport, Iowa, company with 49 daily newspapers nationwide announced Monday that Rick Emanuel will become the Post Star’s publisher. He succeeds Rona Rahlf, whom Lee is sending to Provo, Utah, to head The Daily Herald.
Emanuel had served as The Citizen’s publisher since 1998. In Auburn, he oversaw the launch of the weekly Skaneateles Journal and The Citizen’s transition from an afternoon to morning publication. He entered the newspaper business in 1988 as an advertising sales representative for The Leader in Corning.