P. Carter Newton grew up in Muskegon, MI, graduating from Mona Shores High School in 1973. He received his bachelor’s degree in history from Grinnell College in 1977 and started his newspaper career afterward. He has worked at The Galena Gazette since December 1979 and currently serves as publisher.
He is a past president of the Galena Area Chamber of Commerce and former board member of The Galena Foundation. A past president of the Illinois Press Association, he is now a member of the Illinois Press Foundation, president of the Community Development Fund of Galena, and member of the Midwest Medical Center Board of Directors.