Bret Kofford, managing editor of the Imperial Valley Press, has been promoted.
David Leone, president and publisher of the paper, has announced Kofford's promotion to the position of editor.
"Bret has been here a lot of years now. He has a great feel for the community and he certainly understands what's going on within the community," Leone said Monday.
Leone said the promotion means Kofford will have more responsibility for driving the direction of the paper's content. Kofford said with the Press now offering more products, including a business journal and a Spanish-language newspaper, the breadth of his duties has expanded in recent months.
Kofford signed on with the paper in 1990 as city editor after working at newspapers in Georgia and Florida. Originally from California's Central Valley, he had moved to the South in 1983 to complete graduate school.