The Times and The Star have a new publisher — but she is not new to both newspapers, or to the community.
Jean Hincks has taken over as publisher of The Langley Times and the Aldergrove Star, effective Tuesday. She replaces Dwayne Weidendorf, who is moving over to become publisher of sister Black Press publications the Peace Arch News in South Surrey and the Now Newspaper in Surrey. He has been publisher of The Times and The Star since 2006.
Hincks worked in accounting, classified, front office and advertising sales, eventually became advertising sales manager, at the Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows News, for 19 years. She then came to The Times in 2007 as advertising manager, working here for five years before going to Burnaby to become publisher of the Burnaby News Leader and the New Westminster News Leader.
She is excited about returning to Langley and once again working with businesses and community groups.