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Farris named new publisher of St. Louis Post-Dispatch; Mowbray becomes Lee's COO

ST. LOUIS – The St. Louis Post-Dispatch has named Ray Farris as the newspaper’s new publisher.

Lee Enterprises Inc. said Thursday that Farris, who is also vice-president of sales for Lee’s St. Louis operations, replaces Publisher Kevin D. Mowbray.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports (http://bit.ly/105ApSP) that Mowbray, 51, was promoted to vice-president and chief operating officer for Lee Enterprises, based in Davenport, Iowa.

As publisher, Farris, 57, will oversee Lee’s operations in St. Louis, including the Post-Dispatch, stltoday.com, Suburban Journals of Greater St. Louis and STL Distribution.

Farris joined the Post-Dispatch in 2006 as vice-president of classified advertising. He became vice-president of advertising in 2009 and general manager in 2010.

Mowbray, publisher of the Post-Dispatch since 2006, will oversee the company’s newspapers and digital operations in 22 states.