New Monitor publisher son of former publisher

McALLEN, Texas -- Stephan T. Wingert was named publisher Wednesday of The Monitor newspaper and as regional vice president responsible for all AIM Media Texas properties in the Rio Grande Valley.

The announcement was made by Jeremy L. Halbreich, AIM Media chairman and chief executive officer, and Rick Starks, president and chief operating officer. The appointment is effective Nov. 5.

Wingert is regional vice president for the Pacific Region of Freedom Communications Inc., and publisher of the Daily Press/Desert Dispatch in Victorville, Calif. He previously served in a number of management roles at The Monitor. His father, Larry, was publisher of The Monitor from 1977 to 1995.

AIM Media owns daily newspapers and affiliated websites in McAllen, Harlingen, Brownsville and Odessa, as well as various weekly and monthly publications and related websites.