AUGUSTA — Dale Duncan, who directed coverage of Maine’s 2010 elections for MaineToday Media, has been named president and chief operating officer of the Kennebec Journal and Morning Sentinel.

Duncan, of Indiana, is the former publisher of the Indianapolis Star, the Oakland Press of Pontiac, Mich., and the Times Leader of Wilkes-Barre, Pa. He will start in his new role Dec. 13.

The announcement was made Tuesday at the Kennebec Journal in Augusta and the Morning Sentinel in Waterville.

Also Tuesday, Anthony Ronzio was named editor and publisher of the Morning Sentinel, adding to his role as editor and publisher of the Kennebec Journal, which he took on in July. Ronzio started as the Kennebec Journal’s managing editor in November 2009.

Ronzio replaces Bill Thompson at the Morning Sentinel. Thompson will become the editorial page director for MaineToday Media, with oversight of the editorial pages of The Portland Press Herald and Maine Sunday Telegram, the Kennebec Journal and the Morning Sentinel.

Also, Tim Archambault has resigned as MaineToday Media’s vice president of new media and digital operations. Scott Wasser, vice president and executive editor of the Press Herald and Telegram, will now also oversee new media and digital operations.