New CEO for Waterford News and Star

Murray McDonald has been appointed to the position of Chief Executive Officer of the Waterford News and Star and Wexford Echo.

He will take on the CEO role in Waterford in addition to his current role managing the Wexford Echo group of newspapers.

The successful relaunch of the Waterford News & Star in 2007 has delivered a quality tabloid newspaper for the people of Waterford.

The Waterford News & Star won two European Newspaper Awards of Excellence at the recent European Newspaper Design Awards in Vienna.

TCH Regional Director, Tom Geoghegan, expressed his delight at this appointment: “Murray McDonald has a track record of achievement at our Wexford titles and we are very pleased to have someone of Murray's calibre in charge of the Waterford News & Star at this important time in its development.”

Thomas Crosbie Holdings Limited, Ireland’s fastest growing media group, now comprises 18 newspapers in this country, in Northern Ireland and in the UK — Irish Examiner, Evening Echo, Waterford News & Star, Western People, Sligo Weekender, The Kingdom, Newry Democrat, Down Democrat, Nationalist and Leinster Times, Kildare Nationalist, Laois Nationalist, The Sunday Business Post, Roscommon Herald, Enniscorthy Echo, New Ross Echo, Gorey Echo, Wexford Echo and The Irish Post.

TCH also has an electronic media division Thomas Crosbie Media which comprises Motornet.ie, Breakingnews.ie, and RecruitIreland.com.

TCH has a 75% shareholding in WLR FM and BEAT 102-103 FM.

It also has a 36% shareholding in Red FM in Cork, 22.5% in 4FM and a 17.5% shareholding in Mid West radio in Mayo.

Article courtesy of The Evening Echo newspaper

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