Morris Multimedia Inc. is among the largest privately held media companies in the United States. Founded in 1970 in Savannah, Georgia by Charles H. Morris, the company today owns and operates more than 65 publications, network affiliate television stations, and other media related ventures in nine states and the Caribbean. Morris is headquartered in the Historic Oliver Sturges House in Savannah.
Morris Multimedia announces the appointment of newspaper veteran Erica Baskin as the new publisher of Connect Savannah.
“We are excited about bringing someone of Erica’s experience to Savannah,” said Charles H. Morris, Chairman and CEO of Morris Multimedia. “Her diverse experiences will help to take Connect Savannah to another level.”
Baskin comes to Savannah after serving in various roles for Fenice Community Media in Texas and Boone Newspapers in Alabama. In Texas, Baskin served as publisher of the weekly newspapers in Katy and Sealy. In Alabama, she served as the advertising director of the daily in Selma and as the publisher of the weekly in Madison.
“As we went through the interviewing process with Erica, several things impressed me. First, she and her husband fell in love with Savannah – with its history, with its people and as a place where they wanted to live. Second, she is a confident person who has a demonstrated ability to lead,” said Joe McGlamery, regional vice president for Morris Multimedia papers in Southeast Georgia. “Connect Savannah is in very capable hands with Erica at the helm.”
In her role as publisher of Connect Savannah, Baskin will be responsible for all aspects of its print, digital and events portfolio.
“I am very excited to lead the Connect Savannah team in a diverse city steeped in history,” said Baskin. “I am looking forward to immersing myself into the community and meeting the people that make Savannah such a great city.”
Baskin can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 912-721-4378.