Carl E. Esposito has been named president of Adams Publishing Group – Tennessee/North Carolina (formerly Jones Media), adding to his responsibilities as publisher of The Daily Times in Maryville, Tenn. The announcement was made by Gregg Jones, president of APG - East and executive vice president of Adams Publishing Group.
Adams Publishing Group properties in North Carolina include the Watauga Democrat in Boone, the Blowing Rocket in Blowing Rock, the Avery Journal Times in Newland, and the Ashe Mountain News in West Jefferson.
Esposito has served as publisher of The Daily Times since November of 2010. Prior to that he served as regional publisher and group leader of Media General's Tri-Cities/Southwest Virginia Group, including the Bristol Herald Courier, six paid-circulation weekly newspapers and CBS affiliate WJHL-TV in Johnson City. Before he joined Media General in 2005, Esposito spent 20 years serving in leadership capacities for other media organizations, including Community Newspaper Holdings Inc., Cox Ohio Publishing, Thomson Newspapers and Chew Newspapers. A native of Middletown, Ohio, Esposito holds a Bachelor of Science from Northern Kentucky University and completed post-graduate programs at Columbia University and Northwestern University.