FAIRBANKS - Veteran newspaper executive Marta "Marti" Buscaglia has been named publisher of the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner.

She began work at the newspaper on Monday.

Buscaglia, 61, joins the Daily News-Miner after serving two years as vice president of advertising for the Anchorage Daily News.

“I'm very excited to be joining the Daily News-Miner and the Fairbanks community," Buscaglia said. "My husband, Tim, and I have fallen in love with Alaska over the past few years and I feel privileged to be able to live, work and play in a community as close-knit and welcoming as I hear Fairbanks is.”

“Together, I believe the News-Miner staff and I can drive our print and online newspaper to new heights in serving our community," she said.

From 2002 to 2007, Buscaglia was president and publisher of The Duluth News Tribune in Duluth, Minn., where she led a multi-newspaper company serving 15 counties, according to a News-Miner news release announcing her hiring. She also owned her own lifestyle magazine in Duluth for seven years.

Prior to becoming publisher in Duluth, she served in senior management positions at the Baltimore Sun, St. Paul Pioneer Press, Long Beach Press Telegram, El Paso Times and Gannett Suburban Newspapers in New York.

“Marti is a seasoned newspaper leader who has fallen in love with Alaska," said William Dean Singleton, whose family has co-owned the newspaper since 1992. “We look forward to Marti leading this organization through a dynamic transformation into the future.”

Buscaglia is a graduate of The College of St. Scholastica, where she double-majored in marketing and management and earned the distinction of summa cum laude.

In Anchorage, she serves on the boards of the Anchorage Chamber of Commerce and the Anchorage Symphony Orchestra. She is a member of the Anchorage Woman’s Club.

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