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Spotlight makes staff changes

"Tim took us to a new level with our online edition, and as a managing editor, worked very well with Kathy (McCarthy)," said McIntyre. "It's a natural move for him from one role to another, and he's up to the challenge. He also has daily newspaper experience to bring to the table, and the ability to work in a fast-paced, quickly changing environment."

Mulligan earned his degree from Plattsburgh State University, where he majored in speech communications. His journalism career began as a reporter for the Malone Telegram. Mulligan then joined The Plattsburgh Press Republican as a copy editor and page designer. He then moved to Utica for a staff position at The Utica Observer Dispatch, where he was a news editor, and following that, moved into features copy editing and page design at the newspaper's presentation desk.

Mulligan then made the move to the Capital District, where he was named managing editor for Spotlight Newspapers. He now resides in Troy and has one son, Jonathan, 15.

"My goals are to continue the award-winning community journalism part of Spotlight Newspapers," said Mulligan. "With my past experience, I'm ready and looking forward to the challenge."

During his tenure as managing editor at Spotlight Newspapers, Mulligan has worked to upgrade the newspaper's Web content and accessibility.

"Getting Spotlightnews.com to where it is today is what I consider one of my greatest accomplishments as managing editor," said Mulligan.

An energetic and encouraging person by nature, Mulligan said his future goals include fostering a team environment among reporters.

"Our reporters work so closely in their own community beats, and that's important to stay on top of what's going on, but at the same time, we work as a connected unit here," said Mulligan. "We want to stay a closely knit staff."

Mulligan said he is pleased to announce the creation of a new lifestyle section, an expansion of the family entertainment story in every weekly edition.

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