His 35-year career in Polk County included 28 years at The Ledger and writing a fishing column for the newspaper.
Don Whitworth, who served as publisher of The Ledger from 1988 to 2000, died last week in his Lakeland home at age 77. Whitworth, a graduate of Lakeland High School, is the only publisher in The Ledger’s 97-year-history who grew up here.
Bob Heist, 58, moves from executive editor of the Northwest Florida Daily News in Fort Walton Beach to editor of The Ledger. Both newspapers are part of the GateHouse chain. A journalist who has spent most of his career in sports departments (LinkedIn profile), Heist stood out among candidates because of his digital talents and […]
Lenore Devore resigned as editor of The Ledger today, 22 years after joining the newspaper staff and six years and eight months after becoming its top news executive.
In a decade that has seen little good news for the newspaper industry, The Ledger has a reason to cheer: The Lakeland newspaper and its Daytona Beach counterpart have been awarded a contract to print The Orlando Sentinel.
The Ledger is eliminating two local reporting positions, resulting in a reduction in coverage of local college sports and the layoff of a journalist who covered East Polk communities, several sources said. In addition, Rick Rousos, a Ledger reporter since 1989, announced he will retire soon as he approaches his 65th birthday, leaving it unclear whether […]
Eleven news employees, including three photographers and three copy editors, were laid off by the Ledger Media Group this week.