SOUTH COUNTY — Ryan Cronk has been appointed editor of South County Newspapers — the King City Rustler, Greenfield News, Soledad Bee and Gonzales Tribune — a position temporarily filled by the newspapers’ General Manager Jeanie Johnson.
“We’re so excited to have Ryan join our team and help our papers cover the types of news and information that our readers are really looking for,” Johnson said. “His expertise and commitment to community news will be a great addition to South County.”
Cronk, who has a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Oregon, previously served as editor for the Atascadero News and Paso Robles Press.
He relocated to the Central Coast area last year from Florence, Ore., where he was the editor of the Siuslaw News, another paper published by parent company News Media Corporation.
“Ryan is a great young editor who has been with our company for years and deserves this opportunity,” said Regional Publisher John Bartlett. “I am very pleased to have him here in California.”
Cronk has nearly a decade of experience as a reporter and editor and his front-page designs won third place at the Oregon Newspaper Publishers Association 2016 Better Newspaper Contest last July.