LACONIA — Ginger Kozlowski, most recently editor of The Citizen of Laconia, has been appointed managing editor of The Laconia Daily Sun. The announcement was made by Publisher Adam Hirshan, who said, "After a nationwide search, we were delighted to find our new editor right here in New Hampshire. Ginger Kozlowski brings outstanding experience, leadership and skill to sustain the high-level journalism we proudly deliver to the Lakes Region daily, and to continue to enhance The Daily Sun with broader content and bold graphic design."
Kozlowski replaces Ed Engler, one of the newspaper's founders, who has served as editor for the past 13 years.
Engler will sharply curtail his day-to-day activities at the paper but will remain president.
Kozlowski, a Hooksett resident, served as editor at The Citizen for the past year. Previously, she was executive editor of Neighborhood News, Inc., in Manchester, where she worked for nearly 20 years. That company published weekly newspapers in Hooksett, Goffstown, Bedford and Salem and is a corporate affiliate of the New Hampshire Union Leader.
Kozlowski began working for the Manchester company as a copy editor in 1994 and was named editor-in-chief in 2002. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Syracuse University.
"I am very happy to join the team at The Laconia Daily Sun, and look forward to continuing the high standards set by Ed Engler and Adam Hirshan," said Kozlowski.
Engler has served as mayor of Laconia for the past two years and was re-elected to a second term on Tuesday.
"I look forward to being able to devote more time and energy to being mayor," said Engler of his retirement, "as well as spending additional time with distant family and on both my motorcycle and the golf course."
Engler noted he has total confidence in Kozlowski's journalism and leadership skills. "Leaving The Daily Sun, on a minute-to-minute basis, would be nearly impossible for me if I knew I was leaving the news department in less than capable hands," he said. "Ginger is going to be terrific."
Kozlowski becomes just the third editor in The Daily Sun's history. John Hourihan was the editor when the first edition was published on June 5, 2000 and worked in that capacity for two years. He was replaced by Engler, who, along with Hirshan and Mark Guerringue, publisher of The Conway Daily Sun, was an owner.
Engler was the paper's original publisher as well and remained in the position until Hirshan, a Gilford resident, assumed responsibility.
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