FRESNO (AP) — Tom Cullinan has been named president and publisher of The Fresno Bee.
The newspaper reports the McClatchy Company made the announcement Thursday. Cullinan had been serving as interim publisher of the paper since November, when former publisher William H. Fleet left.
Cullinan is a 28-year employee of the newspaper and has served as its vice president of circulation since 2000. He is a native of Detroit and a second-generation newspaper executive.
Sixty-one-year-old Cullinan got his start in the newspaper industry at the Detroit Free Press in 1969, working in the production department and later in circulation. He joined the Fresno newspaper in 1984 as circulation manager.
This year, he led the effort to introduce the Bee’s digital subscription program.
The newspaper also recently named a new executive editor, former editorial page editor Jim Boren.