Richard L. Connor, a native of Bangor, has spent the last 40 years in the newspaper and media business. After a distinguished career that took him to newspapers in several states, he returned to Maine in July 2009 as an owner and CEO of The Portland Press Herald and Maine Sunday Telegram, daily newspapers in Augusta and Waterville, and a weekly newspaper in Bath.
Connor has run his own media company for the past 12 years and has owned more than 70 newspapers in five states over that period. He worked most of his career for Capital Cities/ABC and, later, the Walt Disney Co. Before starting his own company, Connor was Publisher/CEO of the Fort Worth (Texas) Star-Telegram.
Connor was not available for a video interview.