Stephens to take helm at Telegram


The Rocky Mount Telegram has a new person in charge.

Kyle Stephens, who was the Group Publisher of Cooke Communications North Carolina’s Southern Group of non-daily newspapers, has succeeded Mark Wilson as the new publisher of the Telegram and begins his new role this week.

Wilson retired Friday after being with Cooke Communications for 14 years. Wilson had served as publisher of the Telegram since 2013.

Stephens said Wilson was one of the people who hired him when he began his newspaper career in 2003 as an advertising representative for three weekly newspapers in Eastern North Carolina. Stephens added that he has worked for and with Wilson for the past 15 years.

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