MATTOON (JG-TC) — Mattoon Journal Gazette/Charleston Times-Courier Publisher Craig Rogers has announced that the newspaper’s editor, Penny Weaver, has been promoted to associate publisher.

Weaver will continue her role and duties as the newspaper’s editor and also have expanded responsibilities to assist Rogers as he handles regional tasks for the JG-TC and The Southern Illinoisan in Carbondale, where he also is publisher. Both newspapers are owned by Lee Enterprises.

“I really appreciate this opportunity to contribute in new ways to the JG-TC and the community,” Weaver said. “As always, I hope people feel free to contact me with any comments regarding the paper.”

A Shelbyville native, Weaver is a 1992 graduate of Eastern Illinois University in Charleston with a bachelor of arts in journalism and a minor in creative writing. She has worked at newspapers in cities including Lawrenceville, Effingham and Vandalia in Illinois; Atlanta, Georgia; and Houston, Texas. She has been employed at the JG-TC since July 2003.

Weaver is the daughter of Dorothy and the late Glen Weaver of Shelbyville.

She can be reached at 217-238-6863 or