Tim Crews, Newspaper Executive of the Year
The publisher of the Sacramento Valley Mirror receives prestigious award
Tim Crews, the bulldog publisher of the Sacramento Valley Mirror, has been named Newspaper Executive of the Year by the California Press Association.
Crews (pictured), who has served as publisher of the Willows-based paper since 1991, will be presented with the award in December. He is the 43rd recipient of the annual award named for Justus F. Craemer, former president of the California Press Association.
This isn’t the first prestigious award the Valley Mirror has received. It’s also been given the CNPA’s Freedom of Information award three times, and Crews has won similar awards for his paper’s impact on the community, especially by uncovering local government’s secrets.
“Well, I’m flummoxed. Dumbfounded,” Crews told friends, according to a report in the Valley Mirror.