Husick to lead Hornell Group
After a 16-year absence, Rick Emanuel has returned to the Southern Tier and The Leader.
Emanuel, an Elmira native, has been named Senior Group Publisher for the North Atlantic Group, effective immediately.
He will direct GateHouse Media properties The Leader, The Steuben Courier Advocate, Horseheads Shopper, Penn Yan Chronicle-Express, Canandaigua Messenger Post group, Hornell Evening Tribune, Wellsville Daily Reporter and the Genesee Country Express in Dansville. His office will be in Corning.
Phil Husick, who joined The Leader as publisher in 2013, will assist Emanuel as regional publisher of the Hornell Evening Tribune, Wellsville Daily Reporter and the Genesee Country-Express.
“I am looking forward to the move to the Hornell area, and I am looking forward to working with the staff in the Hornell Group and with the people in the community,” Husick said.
Emanuel began his career at The Leader as a sales executive and was advertising director when he was named publisher of the Auburn Citizen in 1998. In 2008, he was named publisher of the Glens Falls Post-Star, which won a Pulitzer in 2009 for editorial writing.
“I am so happy to be returning home and to the newspaper that launched my career 26 years ago. I’ve always had a special place in my heart for the Southern Tier. It was not only where I started in the newspaper industry but is also still home to the majority of my family,” Emanuel said. “I appreciate that Gatehouse Media wanted to bring experience in the industry but I believe they appreciated the strong ties I have maintained within the Corning community. I will work hard to show people the commitment of myself and the company in giving you quality products every day.”
Emanuel prides himself on community service; he has served on board of directors for the YMCA, Community College Foundation, Community Hospital and the United Way and volunteered at The Salvation Army Soup Kitchen.
“I look forward to having both myself and our team be involved in more community events, to really show that we are partners in the success of the region,” he said.
He and his wife Kelly have two grown children – Alexandra, of Elmira, and Eric, of New York City. Kelly Emanuel is an elementary school teacher and community volunteer.