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.

He wrote:

Mike Pate gave me my first shot to run a newsroom at the Tallahassee Democrat. Jack Pate hired me to lead the news team at the Evansville Courier & Press and later encouraged me to go for a corporate role with The E.W. Scripps Company.”

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