Wichita Eagle names Kim Nussbaum new publisher

Posted August 5, 2011

Kim Nussbaum, president and publisher of the Abilene Reporter-News, will become publisher of the Wichita Eagle in Wichita, Kansas, the newspaper announced Friday.

Nussbaum, 46, will become president and publisher of the Eagle Aug. 16, replacing William "Skip" Hidlay, who resigned from the Kansas newspaper in May.

Her last day as publisher in Abilene is Friday, Aug. 12.

Nussbaum, who has collectively 30 years of newspaper advertising and marketing experience, held senior advertising management positions for three years in Abilene before being promoted to publisher in 2007.

Nussbaum's husband, Steve, is employed by Texas Tech's Small Business Development Center. The couple has a 14-year-old daughter, Katie.