Kennedy, a Northview High School graduate, joined the Greencastle newspaper as its new sales and marketing manager.
She will succeed John York, who will leave the paper July 8 to take a job outside of newspaper advertising.
"We, at the Banner Graphic, are fortunate to have someone of Andrea's talents and personality come in and follow John," Banner Graphic General Manager Daryl Taylor said. "She should fit right in, not only with our operation, but with the community as well. We look forward to the business community getting to know Andrea."
Kennedy majored in public relations and communications at Indiana State University and was a territory representative for the Tribune-Star. Later, she was in charge of the paper's Valley Homes weekly real estate product.
She was recruited by Gannett to start a three-city travel guide, "101 Things to Do," based in Jacksonville, Fla.
While there, Kennedy was responsible for all advertising sales before family responsibilities took her to New York, where she became a stay-at-home mom until coming back to Indiana earlier this year.
Kennedy said she moved back to the Clay County area so she and her children could be closer to her family. She has a daughter, Olivia, 9, and son, Cael, 4.
"I think growing up in Clay County, I have always enjoyed working with small business owners and getting to know them and their needs," Kennedy said. "I am really looking forward to working with the business owners in Greencastle and Putnam County as I get to know the area better."