LoTemplio named editor of the Press-Republican
PLATTSBURGH — Joe LoTemplio, an accomplished senior reporter for the Plattsburgh Press-Republican, has been appointed editor of the newspaper, effective immediately.
LoTemplio, 57, succeeds Suzanne Moore, who recently retired. He joined the Press-Republican in November of 1985.
As a reporter covering a variety of beats and topics over the years, LoTemplio has been recognized as one of the foremost North Country journalists.
He received the National Newspaper Association top award in 2016 for investigative and in-depth reporting for his series of stories providing crucial context and details about the stunning June 2015 escape by two murderers from the maximum security section of the Clinton Correctional Facility.
LoTemplio said his news beats have included “crime, government, politics, business, education, health, agriculture and military when the Air Force base was here.”
He said his top mission throughout the years has been keeping local readers informed about what matters to them, a passion he plans to continue as editor.
“I’m just going to try to bring the news that people want, need and value every day,” he said. “We have a great, dedicated, hard-working staff committed to serving the North Country, and what more could you need?”
Press-Republican publisher Brad Bailey praised LoTemplio for his keen understanding of the importance of local news for both print and online platforms.
“We did a national search for our next editor and evaluated resumes from 11 different states, but not surprisingly our best candidate was under our own roof,” he said. “Joe understands the importance of community journalism, and the role the daily newspaper plays in the North Country. Our duty to serve the community to the best of our ability is in great hands for the future.”