Rayam appointed executive editor of the Buffalo News

The Buffalo News has appointed Sheila Rayam executive editor making her the first Black journalist and the second woman to hold the position in the paper’s 142-year history. Rayam begins on Aug. 22 and succeeds Mike Connelly, who retired May 6. Recently, she served as executive editor of Gannett’s Mohawk Valley news operations, including the […]

Buffalo News editor Connelly announces retirement

Mike Connelly, seventh editor of The Buffalo News will retire next month. He had served in this post for the past nine-plus years. Prior to joining the Buffalo News, Connelly was executive editor of the Sarasota Herald-Tribune. He has also worked at Congressional Quarterly for six years, where he held the posts of VP/product development […]

Lee Enterprises to acquire Buffett papers in $140 million deal

After spending 42 years as Warren Buffett‘s Berkshire Hathaway, The Buffalo News is being sold to Lee Enterprises, an Iowa-based chain that owns 50 newspapers, mostly in the Midwest. With the $140 million deal completed, Lee Enterprises will become only the third owner in the 140-year history of The News. The deal also marks the […]