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Register-Herald parent opens D.C. bureau


Register-Herald photo Kery Murakami

Register-Herald photo
Kery Murakami

MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Community Newspaper Holdings Inc., a leading publisher of local newspapers and websites including Beckley Newspapers, has announced the opening of a Washington, D.C., bureau to serve its markets in 23 states.

Kery Murakami, an accomplished investigative and politics reporter, was appointed the bureau chief, effective Nov. 30.

 Bill Ketter, CNHI’s senior vice president of news, said Murakami will provide localized coverage and analysis of federal government issues affecting the cities and towns where the company owns and operates news outlets.

“What happens in Washington affects readers across the CNHI landscape,” said Ketter. “The Washington bureau will drill down into issues and policies that matter to our markets, and also diligently scrutinize the activities of the congressmen and senators who represent those markets.”

“This is exciting news for readers of The Register-Herald,” said Damon Cain, editor of The Register-Heald. “We will now have a direct report out of our nation’s capital that will keep all of us informed on issues of interest and importance to our state and region.

“This helps in giving our readers a more relevant and robust report,” Cain said.

Ketter said the Washington bureau will work closely with CNHI statehouse reporters in covering the interaction between the federal and state governments…


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