New leadership comes to Kitsap News Group

The Kitsap News Group, owned by Sound Publishing, recently announced leadership changes at its newspapers. The group includes the North Kitsap Herald, the Bainbridge Island Review, the Central Kitsap Reporter, the Port Orchard Independent and the Kingston Community News.

Steve Perry, General Manager

Perry has been serving as the general manager for Sound Publishing’s Olympic News Group, and he will now oversee the Kitsap News Group as well. Perry lives on Bainbridge Island with his wife, Karen, and the couple raised three children there. Earlier in his career, Perry spent 12 years working for the Kitsap Sun.

“I’m thrilled to return to a market that I’m very familiar with and helping businesses grow,” Perry said. “As a 30-year resident of Kitsap County, I look forward to this new endeavor.”

Eran Kennedy, Advertising Director

Kennedy has nearly 20 years of sales and marketing experience. She previously worked for Sound Publishing’s parent company, Black Press, where she mentored teams to build newspapers in British Columbia and Hawaii. Most recently, she served as the marketing director for the North Peninsula Building Association where she promoted affordable housing initiatives. She and her husband, Tom, live in Sequim with their two children.

“I’m really happy to be back working with Black Press and the Sound Publishing team,” she said. “They are a forward-thinking, fast-moving community news group and I am honored to contribute to our future success.”

Robert Monteith, Executive Editor

Monteith has spent nearly a decade managing editorial departments in newsrooms throughout the Northwest. He has worked for news organizations in Alaska, Wyoming, Idaho, Washington and California. Most recently, he served as editor and publisher of the Kodiak Daily Mirror in Kodiak, Alaska. He and his wife, Erin, currently reside in Poulsbo.

“Though I’ve just arrived on the Kitsap Peninsula, I can already tell it’s a special place,” he said. “I look forward to getting to know these communities and telling their stories.”

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