Ronzio moves to BDN as news director

Tony Ronzio
Tony Ronzio

Anthony Ronzio, who has been the new media director for Sun Media Group in Lewiston, will become director of news and new media for the Bangor Daily News in mid-January.

Ronzio, the current treasurer and a past president of the Maine Press Association, will take the position in Bangor held previously by Todd Benoit, who recently was promoted to vice president and chief operating officer for the BDN. Ronzio will oversee day-to-day newsroom operations and guide the long-term development of the Bangor Daily News as it expands its ability to provide news coverage across multiple formats, Benoit said in a story on the newspaper’s website.

“Tony is an excellent journalist and a superb newsroom leader who knows Maine well,” Benoit said. “We’re especially excited about his work on digital products, and know he will be a major asset to the BDN.”

Ronzio served in the past as chief executive of the Kennebec Journal in Augusta and the Morning Sentinel in Waterville, as editorial page editor of the Sun Journal and as assistant editor of VillageSoup when the digital-first, community-news website began in Maine’s midcoast region. He said, “I’m excited to join the talented staff of the BDN and look forward to bringing our readers the best journalism in Maine, regardless of which platform they use to access it.”

Read the story in the Bangor Daily News.