Glacier Media is pleased to announce the appointment of Lara Graham to the position of publisher of The Tri-City News effective March 2.
Graham takes over from former publisher Shannon Mitchell, who is embarking on an exciting new role as general manager of Kamloops Matters, a Glacier Media digital news outlet.
Graham is currently the publisher of two other Glacier Media publications, the Burnaby Now and New Westminster Record, which are thriving 24/7 print and digital news outlets. She will continue in that role while also managing The Tri-City News.
Graham knows the Tri-Cities well, having lived and attended school in Coquitlam — a community she still calls home along with her husband, two children and two dogs.
Graham is an experienced media professional with a lifelong connection to community news, having been raised by parents who were the founders of several publications in Metro Vancouver, including in the Tri-City area.
A graduate of the BCIT marketing program, Graham has worked in media for more than 20 years, starting in sales and then working her way up to sales manager and, now, publisher.
“It’s a privilege to be the publisher of The Tri-City News,” Graham said. “This is the community I call home. I’m excited to be a part of such a great publication with terrific employees serving our strong and vibrant communities. I will be working hard to expand our connections and build on past successes.”