Kit Atwell – Executive Vice President, Western News&Info, Inc.®

Kit has been in the newspaper business and with Western News&Info, Inc. ® (parent company of Prescott Newspapers) for more than 30 years. Coming from employment with the government in Washington, D.C., she started with Western in 1972 in the Production Department of the Yuma Daily Sun, Yuma, Ariz., where she worked until being promoted to publisher of Western’s Bullhead City, Ariz., newspaper – the Mohave Valley News – in 1987.

In 1988, she was named publisher of the Kingman Daily Miner in Kingman, Ariz., and in 1999 publisher/CEO of Prescott Newspapers – publisher of The Daily Courier, Prescott Valley Tribune, Chino Valley Review, Big Bug News, Tri-City Business News, and Western’s phone book company, Community Directory. In 2011 she stepped down as publisher/ naming Kelly Soldwedel. She was promoted in 2003 to her current position of Western News&Info, Inc., (WNI) executive vice president.

Involvement in community affairs and organizations

  • Former vice president of Arizona Newspapers Association
  • Current board member Arizona Newspaper Association
  • Past director Kingman Chamber of Commerce
  • Past director Kingman Town Hall Committee
  • Past chairman Kingman Leadership Committee
  • Past member Soroptimist International, Kingman
  • Past board member Mohave Education Festival committee

1999-2012 – Frontier Rotary, Prescott

2004 – President of the Prescott Valley Chamber of Commerce

2000-2003 – Prescott Valley Chamber Board Director

2001-2002 – Served as a Prescott Downtown Partnership board member

2001-2002 – Prescott Chamber Economic Development Committee member