New Publisher takes over at Penticton Western News.

Shannon Simpson Publisher Penticton Western News Black Press

Shannon Simpson assumed the role of Group Publisher at Black Press’s newspapers in the South Okanagan.


Simpson has a wealth of experience in the business which he gathered at stops in Saskatoon, Vernon, Lethbridge, Thunder Bay and Kelowna. Growing up in Saskatchewan, Simpson got a taste of business in his family owned operation and remains a partner in an independent newspaper there.

His plans are to build on the base the Western News has currently established and maintain the consistency in reporting. He sees that as a jumping pad to accelerating growth of readership and advertising.

Shannon loves the variety of challenges business brings every day and finds it especially neat to see the success of their clients.

Shannon and his wife Liza have three sons 20, 18 and 11 and is a fan of golf.

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