Shaw named publisher of Issaquah & Sammamish Reporter
October 19, 2012 · 10:17 AM
William Shaw, a longtime resident of Issaquah, has been named Regional Publisher of the Issaquah & Sammamish Reporter and the Snoqualmie Valley Record.
A print media advertising consultant for a number of local community newspapers since 1986, Shaw’s professional focus has been on the local retail, major, national and real estate advertising categories. From 2002 to 2006 he was special projects manager for Horvitz Newspapers (the former 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.
In 2008, he was made Publisher of the weekly Snoqualmie Valley Record and www.valleyrecord.com. Overseeing the operations of the now 99-year-old publication, in 2010 Shaw and his team increased distribution of the Record by 300 percent, and together the Valley Record staff remain instrumental in facilitating the continuance of the paper’s strong position within the residential and business communities of the Snoqualmie Valley.
Shaw is a fourth generation Eastside native.
“I love my hometown. I have lived here 30 years and my family has 100 years of history in and around Issaqah,” Shaw said. “I’m pleased and honored to be able to tell the continuing story of Issaquah and Sammamish.”
Shaw and his wife, Mary Beth Haggerty-Shaw, raised two children, Liam and Mora, both of who are Issaquah High School graduates.
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.
Shaw serves on the Board of Directors of the Snoqualmie Valley Chamber of Commerce and is a member of the Rotary Club of Snoqualmie Valley. Shaw also formerly served on the Issaquah Sister Cities Commission.
Established in late September 2007, the Issaquah/Sammamish Reporter reaches 24,000 Issaquah and Sammamish households and local businesses every Friday.