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Mike Murray is a senior executive who has over 45 years’ experience, with a diverse sales and marketing background in print and digital media, including newspapers and magazines. In addition to his publishing roles, Murray has served as President of a full-service advertising agency specializing in the financial field, Senior Vice President for a major publicly traded media concern, Vice President for a private media company, and Managing Partner for a private consulting firm, with an emphasis on management restructuring and cost containment. Murray also has served as a partner in a small media group.
He has been instrumental in developing and leading consumer-related services and has been nationally recognized for his work in the media industry. Murray also has been a member of both industry and non-industry-related boards and has been a featured speaker on newspaper development.
Joe Soprano is the Times Leader Media Group's executive editor. He has worked at the paper in various positions since 1989. Through his career at the Times Leader, his work has appeared in sports, news and features sections. He writes the "Cycling Scene" blog and column throughout the summer months. Joe is a 1988 graduate of the Penn State University, where he worked with the football program for four seasons, and a 1984 graduate of Bishop Hoban High School.
Renee Sager is the Times Leader Media Group's Director of Marketing & Administration. Renee oversees key aspects of the group's finance and human resources operations. She has worked in many capacities at the newspaper over the past 13 years, including advertising, circulation and production. She is a native of Newport Township.
Tom Salvo is our Circulation Director, with 25 years in the industry, recently at The Press of Atlantic City. Tom has also worked at The Philadelphia Inquirer and The Gannett Company in several different roles. He enjoys the beach and playing golf. He lives with his wife Lisa and has three girls Ashley, Gia, Nina and two dogs, Sofia and Carmella.
Jeff Tinner is production director at The Times Leader Media Group in Wilkes-Barre, Pa. After spending 13 years in the food industry, Tinner decided it was time for a change. In 2003, he was hired by The Times Leader and began working in the Transportation Department. He was subsequently promoted to transportation supervisor, shift supervisor and packaging manager, before being named production director. An enthusiastic Miami Dolphins fan, he resides in Dallas, Pa., with his wife, Jennifer.