Lindus succeeds interim publisher and executive editor Phillip Sanfield, who announced last month that he's taking over as director of media relations at the Port of Los Angeles.
Lindus previously served as publisher of the Lee Enterprises-owned Daily News in Longview, Washington. Immediately prior to that job, Lindus was publisher of the Pantagraph, also owned by Lee, in Bloomington, Illinois.
From a 2007 Daily News article:
In addition to Bloomington, Lindus has had responsibility for Lee daily newspapers in Decatur, DeKalb, Mattoon, Charleston and Carbondale, Ill.; Park Hills, Mo.; Maysville, Ky.; Carlisle, Pa.; Auburn and Glens Falls, N.Y.; and Orangeburg, S.C.*Updated to reflect Lindus will also be publisher of the Press-Telegram
Lindus was born in Aberdeen. She got her start in the news business when a friend, who ran an Arizona weekly newspaper, asked her for help with his books. A reporter was out sick that day, Lindus recalled, so she stepped in and covered a city council meeting.
She continued writing and editing and took her first publishing position around 1980, she said.
**Update II: The Daily Breeze has put a story up.