Gina Clear becomes the ninth person to wear the title of editor of The News-Enterprise since a merger created the daily newspaper in 1974.
Her promotion, which was effective Monday, was announced by Publisher Angela Mayes.
“Gina’s a key contributor to her team and it’s always rewarding to have a qualified person on staff and be able to promote from within,” Mayes said.
A resident of Radcliff, Clear has served as news editor since January, providing daily guidance to the reporting team and handling responsibility for the news report. Previously, she served in other roles including work as a reporter, copy editor and leading the production as copy desk chief.
She began her experience with The News-Enterprise as an intern through the Kentucky Press Association, while teaching full-time at North Hardin High School. She has won numerous statewide awards for her writing and design work at the paper.
Ben Sheroan, a Vine Grove native who served 12 years as editor, expressed his confidence in Clear’s selection.
“She has done and can do most any task required in the newsroom and performs them admirably,” said Sheroan, who served 12 years in the editor’s role before his promotion to regional news director with Paxton Media Group. “Few people have her work ethic or care as deeply about doing the right thing as Gina.”
In his new role, Sheroan continues to work with the local paper as well as coaching and assisting editors in seven other publications in nearby communities. He retains responsibility for the editorial page of The News-Enterprise and will be available as a resource and sounding board.
Prior to working at The News-Enterprise, Clear worked for 13 years as an English and journalism educator at North Hardin High School, where she is a 1995 alumna. She earned her undergraduate degree in English from Wittenberg University in Springfield, Ohio, and has a Master of Arts in education administration from Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green.
Clear lives in Radcliff with her husband, Brian; their four dogs Dudley, Rachel, Abbey and Peanut; and cat, Karma. She is the daughter of John and Julie Aldridge of Elizabethtown.