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Local Address:  Ohio , United States
Canton Repository
500 Market Ave S
Canton , Ohio 44702
United States


Employment History

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  • Kent State University
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By Laura Kessel, The ..., 25 Dec 2013 [cached]
By Laura Kessel, The News-Herald
Laura Kessel
Laura is a Euclid native who manages The News-Herald's Editorial page and writes a weekly column. She enjoys movies, shopping and traveling to Washington, D.C. Reach the author at or follow Laura on Twitter: @Lauranh.
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APME board members - APME - Associated Press Media Editors, 27 Sept 2013 [cached]
Laura Kessel, The News-Herald, Whilloughby, Ohio
Laura Kessel has been named ..., 3 Feb 2014 [cached]
Laura Kessel has been named managing editor of The Repository in Canton, Ohio, by executive editor Teri Hayt.
Kessel will begin her position Feb. 17. She joins The Repository after serving as managing editor of The News-Herald in Willoughby, Ohio, since 2005. "After receiving a number of resumes and calls regarding this position, Laura proved to be the clear choice to lead The Repository newsroom as we continue to focus on breaking news, enterprise, investigative reporting and community engagement across all our platforms," Hayt said in an announcement.
Kessel will direct content gathering and other operations for The Repository and will oversee the universal design and copy desk that paginates The Rep and its two sister papers, The Times- Reporter in New Philadelphia and The Independent in Massillon. Kessel is a graduate of Kent State University and a former member of The Associate Press Media Editors board.
Editors in the News - APME - Associated Press Media Editors, 31 Mar 2014 [cached]
The Repository says 47-year-old Laura Kessel began her new job Monday, Feb. 17. The Kent State University graduate had been managing editor at the Willoughby paper since 2005.
Laura Kessel has been named managing editor of The Repository in Canton, Ohio. Previously she worked for the News-Herald of Willoughby, Ohio, where she served as managing editor beginning in 2005. Kessel has coordinated a number of long-term and special projects for The Herald and its sister paper, The Morning Journal in Lorain. She will direct the content gathering and other operations as well as oversee the universal design and copy desk that paginates Gatehouse Ohio's two additional papers, The Times-Reporter and The Independent. She is a former member of the Associated Press Media Editors board.
News & Press, 5 Mar 2013 [cached]
Judges: Joe Hight, editor, The Gazette, Colorado Springs, Colo.; Meg Downey, managing editor, The Tennessean, Nashville; George Rodrigue, managing editor, The Dallas Morning News, and Laura Kessel, managing editor, News-Herald, Willoughby, Ohio.
The other two judges were Meg Downey, managing editor of The Tennessean, and Laura Kessel, managing editorof the News-Herald in northern Ohio.
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