MuskogeePhoenix.com, Muskogee, OK

September 11, 2013

Parra named publisher for Phoenix


— Jeff Parra has been named publisher of the Muskogee Phoenix, the newspaper’s corporate office announced Wednesday morning.

Parra is a 14-year veteran of the newspaper industry who most recently served as regional operations director for American Consolidated Media and publisher of the Waxahachie, Texas, Daily Light.

“Jeff is a great match for the Muskogee Phoenix and its dedicated, hard-working team,” said Steve McPhaul, executive vice president and COO of Community Newspaper Holdings Inc. “His leadership will be a great asset to the newspaper and the community.”

A native of Kansas City, Kan., Parra began his newspaper career at The Joplin, Mo., Globe under Ottaway Newspapers in 1994. Parra has served as associate publisher at the Suburban Journals of Greater St. Louis LLC; the Commercial Appeal in Memphis, Tenn.; and the Macomb Daily in Mt. Clemons, Mich.

“I’m very excited to join a highly respected company,” Parra said. “I look forward to working with a great team and getting involved in the Muskogee community.”