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William Shaw named Publisher of Bellevue Reporter, Regional Publisher for Sound Publishing

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Bill Shaw
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William Shaw, a fourth generation Eastsider, has been named Regional Publisher of the Bellevue Reporter, Mercer Island Reporter, the Issaquah & Sammamish Reporter and the Snoqualmie Valley Record.

Shaw’s longtime professional focus has been as a print media advertising consultant in the local retail, major, national and real estate categories. Shaw started in 1998 as an advertising executive with the former Journal-American. From 2002 to 2006 he was Advertising Sales and Special Projects Manager for Horvitz Newspapers (the former Eastside Journal and later King County Journal) and for Sound Publishing, where in 2007, he was designated as Marketing Director for the newly formed Reporter Newspaper Group division of Sound Publishing, including the then newly established Bellevue Reporter.

In 2008, he was made Publisher of the weekly Snoqualmie Valley Record, overseeing the operations of the community newspaper, which will be observing its 100th anniversary this fall. In 2012, Shaw also was made Publisher of the Issaquah & Sammamish Reporter.

"Shaw is great community builder that brings a high level of experience and proven performance to the group publishing role," said Josh O'Connor, Vice President of East Sound Newspaper Operations. "Bill's connection to the community will benefit both the newspaper and the city of Bellevue."

Shaw's Eastside connection runs deep.

“Three of the four sides of my family each have 100 years of history in and around the Eastside,” Shaw said. “And I’m pleased and honored to be able to tell the continuing story of the dynamic communities of where generations of my family lived, worked, raised their families and built and served the community.:

Shaw grew up in Bellevue's Bridle Trails neighborhood, and is an Interlake High School and University of Washington graduate.

Shaw and his wife, Mary Beth Haggerty-Shaw, have lived in Issaquah for 30 years. Shaw and have raised two children, Liam and Mora, both of who are Issaquah High School graduates.

Shaw also serves on the Board of Directors of the Snoqualmie Valley Chamber of Commerce and is a member of the Rotary Club of Snoqualmie Valley. He also has served on the Issaquah Sister Cities Commission.

In 2002, Shaw was recognized in the Scottish Court of the Lord Lyon as the 12th Shaw of Easter Lair, the Representer of his clan sept in Glenshee and Glenisla, Scotland, and serves as a worldwide historian of his Highland Scottish clan.

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