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Editorial Board

Editorial Board

Sharon Prill, Publisher
April 23, 2013
In November 2010 Sharon Prill was named Publisher of the Yakima Herald-Republic. As publisher, Prill sets strategic direction for the Herald-Republic and oversees day-to-day operations. Prior to Yakima, Prill was general manager of Journalinteractive.com & senior vice president of interactive and audience development for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Previous to joining Journal Sentinel, she was digital media director at the Tacoma News Tribune and prior to that post, spent nine years at The Seattle Times Company in various leadership and key roles in new media, advertising, editorial, operations, circulation IT, human resources, finance, and marketing. Prill is a McCormick Tribune Media Fellow, National Association of Broadcasters BLT Fellow, and a graduate of Northwestern University’s Advance Executive Program. She grew up in Honolulu, Hawaii and received her undergraduate degree in 1993 from the University of Washington. …
Frank Purdy, Editorial Page Editor
October 22, 2012
Frank Purdy moved to Yakima from his native Tennessee in 1978, and he brings more than three decades of editing and writing experience to the editorial page. He has had two stints at the Yakima Herald-Republic separated by a decade at the Bellevue Journal-American; he came back to Yakima for good in 1989. Most of his years have been spent on copy desk, with duties including copy editing, headline writing, story selection and page layout. He became editorial page editor in August 2010 and strives to carry on the page’s independent tradition established by predecessors Bill Lee and Spencer Hatton. …

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