Vivienne Hargreaves, left, who edited The Forester, has been appointed to the role in Gloucestershire.
Lord-Lieutenants and their deputies serve as the personal representatives of The Queen in each ceremonial county of the United Kingdom.
Vivienne has held a range of journalistic roles in Gloucestershire such as editor-in-chief of County Publications, which included Gloucestershire the County Magazine, and deputy chief sub-editor and features editor at the Gloucester daily The Citizen.
She was editor of The Forester, based in the town of Cinderford, between 2000 and 2013 and is one of five new deputies to be appointed by current Lord-Lieutenant of Gloucestershire Dame Janet Trotter.
Vivienne told The Forester: “Having lived, worked and brought up my family in the Forest of Dean over the past 40 years, I am sure this beautiful area will come into my sphere of duties.
She added: “Anything that can enhance the diverse, innovative, cultural and industrial facets of our great county will be at the forefront of my mind in this new role.
“I feel extremely honoured and privileged to have been chosen as one of Dame Janet Trotter’s five new deputy lieutenants. And I am very much looking forward to serving the county in any way I can.”