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Originally published Thursday, May 2, 2013 at 2:55 PM

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St. Louis Post-Dispatch names publisher

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch has named Ray Farris as the newspaper's new publisher.

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The St. Louis Post-Dispatch has named Ray Farris as the newspaper's new publisher.

Lee Enterprises Inc. said Thursday that Farris, who is also vice president of sales for Lee's St. Louis operations, replaces Publisher Kevin D. Mowbray.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports ( that Mowbray, 51, was promoted to vice president and chief operating officer for Lee Enterprises, based in Davenport, Iowa.

As publisher, Farris, 57, will oversee Lee's operations in St. Louis, including the Post-Dispatch,, Suburban Journals of Greater St. Louis and STL Distribution.

Farris joined the Post-Dispatch in 2006 as vice president of classified advertising. He became vice president of advertising in 2009 and general manager in 2010.

Mowbray, publisher of the Post-Dispatch since 2006, will oversee the company's newspapers and digital operations in 22 states.

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