January 15—Brenda Adams, a veteran Oklahoma newspaper executive, has been named publisher of the Tahlequah Daily Press.

She is currently the Publicity Director for the Muskogee Daily Phoenix, a role she will continue. Both newspapers are owned by parent company CNHI, LLC.

Adams served as publisher and advertising director for several dailies, biweeklies and weeklies during her career. She won more than 100 prizes in newspaper contests in Texas, Ohio, Iowa, Oklahoma and Indiana, including the Associated Press’s top prize for best special section and won sweepstakes like the South Texas Press Association’s highest honor.

Adams has a resume built on surpassing goals and introducing innovative ideas, as well as a passion for community engagement. The Oklahoma Press Association inducted her into its Quarter Century Club for her service to Sooner newspapers.

Adams said she looks forward to joining the talented and dedicated staff of TDP and contributing to the newspaper’s reputation as the preeminent source of local news and advertising in northeast Oklahoma.

“The rich history of the region, the city and the newspaper is something to celebrate and preserve,” she said. “I look forward to getting to know the people of Cherokee County and Green Country.”

Originally from Oklahoman, Adams grew up and began his career in the press in Chickasha. She was publisher of the Pauls Valley Daily Democrat and the Chickasha Daily Express, both of which became CNHI newspapers, and served as regional advertising director for Ardmoreite and Shawnee News-Star.

Her husband, Lynn, is an award-winning journalist with over 40 years of experience. Between them, the couple has five children and six grandchildren.

Adams can be reached in her Tahlequah office by email at [email protected] or by phone at 740-974-5644.


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