Henline named new publisher of The Telegraph

Courtesy photo Heather Henline was named the new publisher of The Telegraph on April 18.

NASHUA – Heather Goodwin Henline was introduced April 18 as the incoming publisher of The Telegraph.

Current publisher Jim Konig made the announcement. Konig, who served as publisher since Feb. 17, 2014, is leaving The Telegraph to return to the Breeze Newspapers in Cape Coral, Fla.

Henline has worked for Ogden Newspapers, the Telegraph’s parent company, for more than 20 years. Most recently, she has been the publisher and general manager of The Inter-Mountain in Elkins, W.Va. During her six-year tenure, The Inter-Mountain was named Newspaper of the Year and won more than 200 awards, including general excellence for editorial and advertising as well as multiple first-place awards for Henline individually.

Prior to taking the helm at The Inter-Mountain, Henline was editor of The Journal in Martinsburg, W.Va., and The Sentinel in Lewistown, Pa. She also had worked at The Parkersburg News & Sentinel in Parkersburg, W.Va., as its city editor and in a variety of other roles, including delivery, sales and marketing, and customer service at the newspapers.

“I am honored to be chosen to lead the staff of The Telegraph,” Henline said. “The Telegraph has a long history of service to Nashua and the region. It is an award-winning newspaper that plays a vital role in the region. I look forward to continuing this tradition of excellence and to becoming involved in the community.

“Getting to know our readers and their wants and interests will be a top priority, as will ensuring effective, on-time delivery,” Henline added.

Editor & Publisher magazine has recognized Henline and The Inter-Mountain several times for its journalistic and management efforts. This month, Henline was a panelist for the “Small But Mighty” session at America East, a conference for the newspaper industry in Hershey, Pa. There, she discussed the strength of community newspapers.

Konig will become general manager and advertising director at the Breeze Newspapers, which is affiliated with The Ogden Newspapers.

Konig made the announcement about the transition during a companywide meeting at The Telegraph’s office at 110 Main St. He had spearheaded The Telegraph’s move from its Hudson location in November.

“Nashua and the surrounding towns are a great community to live and work in,” Konig said. “I have enjoyed my three years here, especially in working with Mayor Jim Donchess on The Telegraph’s move back downtown, where the paper had its offices for so many years before moving to Hudson.

“I’m looking forward to joining the Breeze Newspapers, but I’ll miss the Nashua community and the people I’ve come to know. The Telegraph is in good hands with Heather Henline.”

Telegraph staff members thanked Konig for his service to the newspaper, and extended their congratulations to Henline.

“I’d like to thank The Telegraph staff for their warm welcome today, and I am excited to get to work with them as we continue to be the region’s best news source and advertising medium,” Henline said.

Henline attended the University of South Carolina School of Journalism and Mass Communications on a dean’s scholarship for an undergraduate Bachelor of Arts. She majored in print media with an emphasis in newsroom management. She received a Doctor of Letters from Davis & Elkins College in May 2015, and has been very active in civic and community organizations, including leadership positions within Rotary and the Chamber of Commerce.

She and her husband, Lance Henline, have three sons, Johnny, 18, Bobby, 14, and Joshua, 2. They will reside within the local community.

The transition in leadership at the paper occurred with Tuesday’s announcement.