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The Citizen announces new Publisher

June 10, 2020 - 00:00
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  • The Citizen announces new Publisher

Alesia Woolridge has been named Publisher and Editor of The Colorado County Citizen.

Woolridge has served as Managing Editor of The Citizen twice: from 2016 to 2017, and from July 2019 to present.

“I couldn’t be more excited to take the helm right now. I grew up here in Colorado County, this is home for me. This county is a vibrant, fast-growing area with tremendous potential, and The Citizen is best positioned to help the city’s business community take advantage of this momentum,” Woolridge said. “Our team is comprised of all Colorado County natives. We are focused on serving our audience through accurate and reliable news, market intelligence, and engagement with community events. We have an outstanding group of talented, innovative professionals here at The Citizen.”

“There are no shortcuts on the path to success,” Interim Publisher and Area Publisher for Granite Publications Karen Lopez said. “It takes talent and motivation. Alesia’s character and pursuit of excellence in the products that she delivers, makes her the perfect choice as publisher of the Colorado County Citizen. Colorado County is resilient and is showing great momentum for a prosperous future. We have every confidence that she will continue to be a leader in her community.”

Woolridge is a native of Eagle Lake and graduated from the University of Phoenix with a degree in Psychology. She began her career at the now-defunct Eagle Lake Headlight. She is a mentor at the Texas Challenge Academy, a founding member of African Americans of Colorado County Network (AACCN), and is involved in a number of community service activities. She and her long-time partner, Patrick Wright, live in Eagle Lake. She is the mother of three sons, ages 23, 20, and 13.

Woolridge steps into her new role immediately.