New GM at Hood River News

Chelsea Marr’s commute is a bit shorter as she settles into the position of general manager at the Hood River News. 

A veteran of The Dalles Chronicle ad staff, Chelsea was selected to work under News publisher Joe Petshow, who assumes his additional responsibilities as president of Eagle Newspapers Inc. in January.  

“Chelsea is a rare find in the newspaper industry,” Chronicle publisher Marilyn Roth says. “Gifted with a charismatic smile and street smarts, her love of newspapers is a win-win for Eagle Newspapers. I look forward to working with Chelsea in the Gorge, and hope that a strong alliance between the Gorge newspapers will become stronger under her leadership.  And, yes, we miss her like crazy.” 

Chelsea is pleased about the opportunities to be more involved in newspaper publishing. “People ask me what I like about the newspaper and the first thing that comes to mind is that it is never boring,” she says. “I like to be busy and this keeps me so! I work with a talented group of people in the business and I enjoy making community connections. A variety of media resources are available, yet we remain the most trusted source for news, information and advertising.”

 It’s been 18 years since Chelsea and her family settled in Washington,  across the Columbia River from her new office.  She answered a help wanted ad for a sales representative at The Dalles Chronicle and began her career there.  Her husband, who works in construction, designed and built their home. They are parents of a seven-year-old son and his trusted companion, a beloved black lab mix.