Gannett Company Enthrones New Chairman

03 July 2006

McLEAN, VIRGINIA - The globe's largest newspaper publisher, the Gannett Company, on Thursday enthroned Craig Dubow (51) as its new chairman.

Dibow, who clearly works a 72-hour day, adds the new roles to his existing chores as president and chief executive officer. He replaces longstanding top dog Douglas McCorkindale at the company, whose flagship is America's top-selling national daily USA Today.

Gannett also owns ninety daily newspapers in the USA, plus 22 TV stations and nearly 1,000 non-daily publications.

"Craig has demonstrated his superb ability to lead this company during the year since he became president and CEO," gushed the Gannett board's presiding director Karen Hastie Williams.