September 30, 2015
NEW — 5:15 p.m. Sept. 30, 2015
Charles Horton III has been named the new general manager of The Issaquah Press newspaper group. He started in his new role Sept. 14.
Horton replaces former general manager Joe Heslet who left The Issaquah Press in May.
Horton comes most recently from the Standard-Examiner, a daily community newspaper in Ogden, Utah where he served as a vice president and the publisher since 2013. Before that, Horton worked for nine years at the Kitsap Sun in Bremerton, where he started as the circulation director. While at the Sun, Horton moved up through the organization to take on increasing responsibilities in interactive, advertising, and then eventually was named publisher and chief revenue officer. Read more
February 1, 2014
40-year career comes to a close
When Debbie Berto assumed the helm of The Issaquah Press in the early 1970s, she was only a couple years out of college and had no managerial experience. To top it off, she was just 24 and pregnant with her first child. But her boss saw something in her that made him confident he’d made the right choice.
“I never had any training in business management,” Berto admitted. “The Press was losing money in those early years, so John Murray didn’t have much to lose by putting me in charge. It wasn’t long before he predicted that I would retire from The Press. I couldn’t imagine that that was possible.”
Now, 40 years later, Berto is indeed ready to retire, having worked from advertising representative to publisher of the 114-year-old newspaper.