Thomas Shaw will continue his corporate roles with the company along with his new duties as publisher of the Telegraph in Dixon and Daily Gazette in Sterling. The Monday through Saturday newspapers have a combined daily circulation of more than 24,000.
He replaces William Shaw, who left after more than 30 years with the company. Thomas Shaw joined Shaw Newspapers in 1970 and has been CEO of the newspaper group since 1986.
Shaw Newspapers publishes more than a dozen daily and weekly newspapers in Illinois and Iowa, including the Northwest Herald in Crystal Lake and the Kane County Chronicle in Geneva.