October 11, 2017 Last Updated 8:00 am

Dale Brendel named publisher of the Muskogee Phoenix and Tahlequah Daily Press.

Brendel has been the publisher or GM of the Stillwater New Press since 2013, and before that was regional editor with GateHouse Media

Montgomery, Ala. — October 11, 2017 — Dale Brendel, publisher of the Stillwater New Press, was appointed Tuesday by Community Newspaper Holdings, Inc., to also serve as publisher of the Muskogee Phoenix and Tahlequah Daily Press.

Brendel will oversee operations of the three dailies, including news and advertising content in print and online.

“We’re excited to have Dale’s depth of newspaper experience expanded to Muskogee and Tahlequah,” said Mike Beatty, CNHI’s senior vice president for operations. “He has a rich background of success in the community newspaper field.”

Brendel joined the Stillwater News Press four years ago as general manager and editor. He was promoted to publisher a year later. He has more than 25 years of experience in the multimedia news business in Missouri, Kansas and Oklahoma as a reporter, editor and operations executive.

Under Brendel’s leadership, The News Press has won several coveted awards, including consecutive Sequoyah Awards from the Oklahoma Press Association as the top newspaper in its circulation category. It was twice honored with the General Excellence Award by the Associated Press/Oklahoma News Executives, and earned the national Society of Professional Journalist’s Sigma Delta Chi breaking news photography award in 2015.

Brendel is a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism.

He has been active in community and service organizations in Stillwater. He said he intends to get involved in local civic organizations in Muskogee and Tahlequah.

“It is important that local newspapers engage the community in order to inform them to the best of our ability,” Brendel said.

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