Hollis Towns, managing editor of The Cincinnati Enquirer since 2004, has been named executive editor.
In his new capacity, Towns, 43, will oversee The Enquirer's transformation into a 24-hour, seven-day-a-week news and information provider, with an emphasis on encouraging growth of the company's online and print titles.
"My primary responsibility will be to ensure a strong Enquirer brand, no matter the method of delivery. I welcome the challenge and the opportunity," said Towns, who was managing editor of the Kalamazoo (Mich.) Gazette prior to his arrival in Cincinnati 2½ years ago.
Towns is a 1984 graduate of Ft. Valley State University.