The Fayette Tribune, Oak Hill, W.Va.

July 29, 2013

Helmick names Antolini communications director


— Carl “Butch” Antolini has joined the West Virginia Department of Agriculture as communications director.

Antolini grew up in Elkins and began his journalism career at age 14 as a sports writer for The Inter-Mountain. He has 38 years’ experience in the media industry.

Most recently, Antolini was the executive editor and general manager of The Register-Herald in Beckley, where he had been since 2005.

He and his wife, Heather, have four children, Michael, Elizabeth, Audrey and John “Jack.”