Tuesday, November 15, 2016
Former Cleveland Press paperboy to retire as Evansville publisher
Jack Pate launched his newspaper career as a paperboy for the Cleveland Press, will retire at the end of as president and publisher of the Evansville Courier & Press in Indiana.
The Pates have three children: Julia, a student at Castle High School; David, a student at Purdue University; and Jacklyn, an Indiana University graduate who works in sports marketing with The Marketing Arm in Dallas,Texas.
Pate’s great-grandfather hauled a printing press from Tennessee to Oklahoma via covered wagon in the 1800s. His father was a production executive with Scripps Howard, with jobs in Cleveland, Memphis and Pittsburgh, before retiring as general manager of the Stuart News in Florida. His brother Mike is a retired publisher of the Tallahassee Democrat in Florida.
Former Beacon Journal managing editor Mizell Stewart has career connections to the Pate brothers.