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Telegraph gets new leadership

Ryan Schuyler named publisher, Ken Larson to retire at end of March
By: Staff report
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The Telegraph newspapers are seeing a change of leadership in March.

Stepping up to take the publisher position in Folsom is Ryan Schuyler, who has been the Interactive Media Manager for Gold Country Media since 2007 and BCI Interactive Media for the last two years. Schuyler started his Brehm Communications career at Gold Country Printing in November 2005 and has since worked in several departments within the organization to learn the newspaper business from the ground up.

“I look forward to this new position and working with the staff at the Telegraph newspapers,” said Schuyler. “This is an exciting step in my career and I will continue to have input into the Interactive Media division as it becomes a bigger part of all our newspapers.”

Schuyler officially took the helm of the Telegraph newspapers March 1.

He replaces Ken Larson, who is retiring. Larson will continue to work at the newspaper through March during the transition

Prior to taking over in Folsom in April 2011, Larson served as General Manager of the Desert Entertainer and the Desert Mobile Home News in Palm Desert. Larson led the two niche publications in Southern California for six years after serving as publisher of the Sun Advocate, a twice-weekly newspaper in Price, Utah, and the Emery Country Progress in Castle Dale, Utah.

Larson’s retirement plans include traveling throughout the United States to visit each of the National Parks, as well as spending time with his two sons and their families.

“Ken did an outstanding job for us during the 13 years he has been with Brehm Communications,” said Bill Brehm Sr., president of newspaper company.

Larson is a 36-year veteran of newspapers, starting in Montana, where he owned the weekly in Havre, Montana. He has worked at other newspapers in the Northwest prior to joining Brehm Communications in 2000 as general manager at News West Publishing in Bullhead City, Arizona.

Schuyler is part of the Inland Press Association’s Executive Program for Innovative change, one of a dozen media executives selected for the year-long elite program.

He is California raised, living in the region since 2005. In 2007, he married Emily and they have a 2-year-old son, Luke. Schuyler graduated Arizona State University with a bachelor’s degree in business management.

In his spare time, he said he enjoys boating, fishing, working on classic cars and playing sports with his son.

Managing Editor Don Chaddock, who has been in the newspaper industry since 1990, will continue in his role.

“I look forward to working with Ryan to continue being a good community partner in Folsom and El Dorado Hills,” Chaddock said. “We will continue doing what we do best and make improvements as well.”

Schuyler plans to seek input from readers, business leaders and staff on ways to improve the newspapers, he said.

Schuyler is the grandson of Bill Brehm Sr. and is the third generation of the family to hold a publisher position within Brehm Communications.

~ Staff report