Ken Berry Leaves the Honolulu Advertiser

Ken Berry
Ken Berry

HONOLULU (KHNL) -- Ken Berry, a force in Hawaii's newspaper industry for the past 38 years, is leaving the Honolulu Advertiser in March for Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Berry will be the new Director of Target Marketing for the Chattanooga Times Free Press.  He will report to Jason Taylor, another Honolulu Advertiser veteran who recently resigned as Senior Vice President of Advertising and Marketing to become the President of the Chattanooga operation.

Berry came to Hawaii in 1970 as editor of West Hawaii Today.  In 1976, he took over the Sun Press and converted it from a small neighborhood paper into a $25 million operation.

He founded Midweek in 1984 and worked with the U.S. Army to create the Hawaii Army Weekly three years later.

Berry joined the Honolulu Advertiser in 2002 as its Special Projects Director.  He upgraded its non-subscriber product, Island Weekly and was involved in the launch of an array of products.

Berry was honored as "Media Person of the Year in 2000" by the Associations of American Advertising Federation/Hawaii.