Ann Willson is the publisher of Herald Publishing Co. She oversees all operations of the company's newspapers.

Douglas Burns, vice president for news, is a writer and columnist for the Carroll Times Herald. Burns also is a co-owner of Herald Publishing Co., which has been in his family for three generations. The family newspaper operation also owns the Jefferson Herald.

Tom Burns is vice president for marketing and sales and a co-owner at Herald Publishing Co. He has been with the business since 2000.

News Staff

Larry Devine is the executive editor at the Carroll Times Herald.

Brandon Hurley is the assistant sports editor at the Carroll Times Herald. He joined the Carroll Times Herald in 2016 and covers mostly high school sports throughout west-central Iowa, as well as everything related to Nick Nurse, Carroll native and champion coach for the NBA's Toronto Raptors. He dabbles in photography, video and long-form features.

Rebecca McKinsey is the editor at the Daily Times Herald and has won statewide and national awards for her reporting, including two Iowa Young Journalist awards.

Annie Mehl is the education reporter at the Daily Times Herald. She has won a variety of awards for her reporting on education, features and other topics in addition to columns, including two statewide Young Journalist awards in Iowa.

Mark Schafer is the sports editor for the Carroll Times. He has been with the company since 2016.

Jared Strong handles crime and courts stories and investigative projects for the Carroll Times Herald and has won dozens of state and national awards for his work.


Marcia Jensen is a sales representative for Herald Publishing Co., marketing businesses in the Carroll and surrounding areas.

Julie Ayala handles the Classified sections for the Carroll Times Herald, The Jefferson Herald, The Advertiser and The Jefferson Bee. She joined the company in 2018.

Jessica Rohe is a marketing consultant for Herald Publishing Co. She has been with the company since 2006.