Lenton hired as ME for two Pennsylvania biz publications
Former Reading Eagle editor-in-chief Garry Lenton will oversee the Lehigh Valley Business and The Central Penn Business Journal staffs as managing editor.
A story on the Lehigh Valley website states, “Lenton has deep roots in the central and eastern regions of the state, having spent 27 years at The Patriot-News/PennLive, and seven at the Reading Eagle.
“‘I am thrilled for the opportunity to become part of two high-performing newsrooms who have helped set the standard for business reporting in the state,’ Lenton said. ‘I believe in the power of journalism to play a vital role in the quality of life in a community, and reporting on economic development and the opportunities it creates is a key part of that quality.’
“At the Eagle, Lenton helped to create the popular Berks Country magazine section, which went on to win numerous state and national awards. Under his direction in 2018-19, the Eagle won the Division 2 sweepstakes award in the Pennsylvania NewsMedia Association’s Keystone Press Awards for the seventh consecutive year. He also made changes that resulted in double-digit growth in the page views on the newspaper’s website and steep increases in digital subscriptions.”
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