Ohio – Michigan
Monica Nieporte is the President of APG Media of Ohio. She is the current president of the Ohio News Media Association and a former past president and trustee of the Associated Press Society of Ohio. She is also a former adjunct instructor of journalism at Ohio University and Marietta College.
A former reporter and editor, Nieporte has won numerous awards for excellence in journalism and was a city editor at the Zanesville Times Recorder and publisher of the Logan Daily News prior to being appointed publisher of the Athens Messenger in 2007.
Since 2007, Nieporte has been the regional president of the Ohio group of papers which includes the Athens Messenger, Circleville Herald, Jackson Times Journal, Perry County Tribune, Logan Daily News, Pike County News Watchman, Vinton County Courier and more recently the Gladwin County Record and Clarion in Michigan, the Athens News and The Crescent-News in Defiance.
Nieporte is a member of a number of civic and social organizations in the communities where she works including being a Girl Scout troop leader.
Born in Canton, Ohio, Nieporte is a 1993 graduate of E.W. Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University.