Rebecca Poynter

Rebecca Poynter, The McClatchy Co.'s vice president of local sales/West Region, will add oversight of its Washington properties in January, The News-Tribune in Tacoma reports. Poynter, who joined McClatchy this past May, is also publisher of The Idaho Statesman and oversees The Tri-City Herald in Kennewick.

David Zeeck, PNNA's immediate past-president, is leaving

 McClatchy after 24 years. He had been president and publisher of The News-Tribune, The Olympian and The Bellingham Herald.

“I feel that the time is right to reflect and pick the next challenge. It’s time for someone else to take over and to finish the transition to a digital media future.”

“I’m looking forward to building on the solid foundation David Zeeck leaves in Washington,” Poynter said in a McClatchy news release. “With this move, we have an opportunity to better connect our properties in the Northwest. These are vibrant, expanding markets served by talented teams of journalists and salespeople.

The News-Tribune reported recently that printing and packaging operations for it and The Olympian would be outsourced. McClatchy also has announced plans to move all of its design and copy editing operations to Charlotte, N.C.