Longtime owner and publisher emeritus Ernest L. Pitt has announced plans to sell The Chronicle in Winston Salem. The new pending owner, The Chronicle Media Group, LLC, is headed by Winston-Salem City Council Members James Taylor, who represents the Southeast Ward, and Derwin Montgomery, who represents the East Ward.
Taylor will assume the role of publisher once the sale is finalized in May 2017. At this time, it is unknown if Montgomery will have any daily involved in the newspaper. Montgomery is currently executive director of the Bethesda Center and pastor of First Calvary Baptist Church in Winston-Salem.