ELKO, Nev. (AP) — Travis Quast, vice president of sales and marketing at the Idaho Statesman in Boise for the past six years, has been named the new publisher of the Elko Daily Free Press in northeast Nevada and the Times-News in Twin Falls, Idaho.

Lee Enterprises, owner of the newspapers, announced on Thursday that Quast will take over his new role on March 25. He also will oversee digital efforts of elkodaily.com and magicvalley.com. He succeeds John Pfeifer, who recently became vice president of sales and development for training for Community Publication Division of GateHouse Media Inc. in Chicago.

An Idaho native who graduated from the University of Idaho in 1996, Quast also has held sales and management jobs in Salt Lake City and Bellingham, Wash. He plans to live in Twin Falls.

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