Newcastle News publisher retires

February 6, 2014

By Staff

best online viagra forum viagra

Publisher Debbie Berto retired from her role at the end of January after nearly 41 years with Issaquah Press Inc.

She began at The Issaquah Press as an advertising account rep in 1973, took over management of the newspaper in 1976, when she was 24 years old, and was named publisher in 1981.

Debbie Berto 1973

Debbie Berto
1973

Debbie Berto 2012

Debbie Berto
2012

Berto introduced Sammamish Review as a monthly newspaper in 1992, Newcastle News in 1999 and SnoValley Star in 2008. Last year, she was named to the Issaquah Hall of Fame for her contributions through the newspapers and her community leadership.

The community celebrated Berto’s accomplishments with an Issaquah open house at Tibbetts Creek Manor Feb. 6.

General Manager Joe Heslet will oversee operations of the four newspapers and four websites that serve Issaquah, Sammamish, Newcastle, Snoqualmie and North Bend. Berto will continue as a member of the editorial board and in an advisory capacity during the transition.

 

 

 

 

Bookmark and Share

Comments

Got something to say?

Before you comment, please note:

  • These comments are moderated.
  • Comments should be relevant to the topic at hand and contribute to its discussion.
  • Personal attacks and/or excessive profanity will not be tolerated and such comments will not be approved.
  • This is not your personal chat room or forum, so please stay on topic.