GLENS FALLS — Brian Corcoran has been named publisher of The Post-Star.
Corcoran, The Post-Star’s regional controller and operations director, has served as interim publisher since March.
The announcement was made Monday by Lee Enterprises, the Iowa-based owner of The Post-Star.
“Brian has demonstrated in the interim role that he is a talented leader with a strong commitment to serving our local audiences,” said Lee Vice President and Group Publisher Chris White. “He has a wealth of experience within our company and deep roots in the community.”
Corcoran, 49, of Wilton, began his career with the company in 2007. Prior to joining Lee Enterprises, he was controller for Champlain Stone Ltd. in Warrensburg.
His career has also included positions as financial analyst for the General Electric Global Research Center in Niskayuna and senior assurance associate for PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP.
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“I am humbled and excited for the opportunity to lead The Post-Star,” Corcoran said in a news release. “I have great dedication to the Glens Falls community, and I am honored to work with a team of dedicated professionals who provide the best and most extensive local news coverage in the area.”
Corcoran said in a follow-up email that the community is very engaged in the paper’s news coverage and The Post-Star has a great tradition of reporting and storytelling.
“The continued transition to digital in both news coverage and advertising options makes this a great time to be a Post-Star reader. We start each day with blank pages and screens and work our hardest to bring you the best and most compelling coverage in the region,” he stated.
The Post-Star is selling its campus at the corner of Lawrence and Cooper streets as it no longer needs as much space since the company outsourced the printing of the newspaper to Schenectady in October 2017. Corcoran said the property is for sale but had no updates to report.
Corcoran is a certified public accountant and holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Union College. He is also a graduate of Le Moyne College.
He is a board member of the Rotary Club of Glens Falls and has served on the boards of the Family YMCA of the Glens Falls Area, the Franklin Community Center in Saratoga Springs, the Conkling Center in Glens Falls and Tri-County United Way.