Gosser named Texas group editor

Former Weatherford Democrat Managing Editor Dale Gosser was named the North Texas Group Editor for CNHI newspapers this week and longtime Weatherford Democrat News Editor Sally Sexton will assume the role of managing editor.

Gosser previously served as the general manager of the Cleburne Times-Review as well as editor of the Weatherford Democrat. He joined the Times-Review in February 2001 and the Democrat in March 2018. Additionally, he will oversee Herald Banner in Greenville, and its three weekly papers, Rockwall County Herald Banner, Royse City Herald Banner and the Commerce Journal.

Gosser started his newspaper career in 1993 with the Corsicana Daily Sun, his hometown newspaper, after a short stint in the U.S. Marine Corps.

“Dale is a seasoned editor with proven outstanding leadership qualities. I am confident that in his new expanded role, he will continue to be a positive role model for the staff and continue building relationships in the community,” North Texas Group Publisher Lisa Chappell said. “I am pleased that he has accepted this new position and I look forward to seeing the growth and continued improvement of our newspapers under his watch.”

Sexton, a graduate of Baylor University, began her career with CNHI in 2005 with the Palestine Herald-Press and has been with the Weatherford Democrat since December 2007, most recently in the position of news editor. 

“Sally has proven herself as a strong news editor and leader in her time here at the Democrat,” Chappell said. “I am happy that she has accepted this new position and I have every confidence in her ability to take this newspaper to the next level.”

Gosser concurred with Chappell’s assessment of Sexton.

“Sally has proven herself to be a valuable commodity to the Weatherford and Parker County area for the last decade while working at the Democrat,” Gosser said. “She has exhibited a solid work ethic since we’ve been working together and I know I leave the managing editor’s role in great hands. She is passionate about her job and passionate about bringing the best coverage to Parker County. I know Sally will take this opportunity and do great things with it.”

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