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Dave Neill

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About Dave Neill


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Dave Neill was named the Naples Daily News president and publisher, and a regional publisher for the newspaper division of The E.W. Scripps Company in June 2010.

Dave joined Scripps in 2006 as general manager of the Bonita Springs Banner and was later promoted to vice president and general manager of Naples Daily News in 2007. In this role, he managed the advertising, circulation and marketing departments. He oversaw the restructuring of each of these departments to drive additional revenue and to improve efficiency. Most recently, Neill assisted in the management and installation of the Naples Daily News' new office and production facility, which was completed in 2009.

Neill's passion for photography ushered him into the newspaper business in the late 1970s. He began as a photo intern at the Detroit News, located in his hometown. He served as the chief photographer at the Chandler Arizonan from 1980 to 1984. In 1984, he became an assistant pre-press production manager at Cox-owned Tribune Newspapers in Mesa, Ariz.

While continuing news and studio photography, and studying art , Neill secured an internship with noted photographer Richard Avedon in New York City.

In 1986, Neill returned to Michigan and began work as the pre-press and quality assurance production manager at The Oakland Press in Pontiac, Mich. While at the Pontiac paper, he oversaw the transition from analog printing to a fully digital color photographic process in production.

In 1993, Neill became an advertising sales representative at The Kansas City Star and later became The Star's evening pre-press production manager. He later returned to Detroit to become vice president of sales for Page Litho, Inc., a book and magazine manufacturer based in Detroit. From 2001 until 2004, Neill served as associate publisher of the Detroit Jewish News and Style Magazine located in Southfield, Mich., where he served as a member of the Jewish Renaissance Media's operating committee.

In 2004, Dave was contracted as vice president/advertising for the Journal Newspapers which later became The Washington Examiner. Following this, he was contracted as publisher of Washington Jewish Week, serving the greater Washington, D.C., area.

Neill serves on the board of the Naples Chamber of Commerce and is a member of the Bonita Springs Chamber of Commerce and the National Press Photographers Association.

The Naples resident and his wife, Gina, have a daughter, Madison, and son, Brendan.

Neill resigned as publisher from the Naples Daily News in August 2013 to become the new president and publisher of the Asheville Citizen-Times, located in Asheville, N.C.
Dave Neill

Position History

  • President and Publisher
    06/16/2010 - 08/09/2013
  • Interim Publisher
    04/26/2010 - 06/15/2010
  • Vice President/General Manager
    07/13/2006 - 04/26/2010