Gannett announces senior leadership


Gannett Co., Inc. has announced the senior leadership for the newly combined company.

As previously announced, Michael Reed will remain chairman of the board of directors and chief executive officer of the public company, Gannett Co., Inc.; Alison Engel will serve as chief financial officer of the public company, Gannett Co., Inc., and operating company, Gannett Media Corp.; and Paul Bascobert will serve as chief executive officer of the operating company, Gannett Media.

The following members of senior leadership will report to Bascobert, effective immediately:

  • Kris Barton – chief product officer
  • Alison Engel – chief financial officer
  • Jay Fogarty – SVP, corporate development
  • Kevin Gentzel – chief revenue officer
  • Samantha Howlandchief people officer
  • Adam Reinbach – CEO & president, BridgeTower Media
  • Polly Grunfeld Sack – general counsel
  • Bill Scanlon – interim head of UpCurve
  • Bernie Szachara – president, U.S. Publishing Operations
  • Jason Taylor – president, events and promotions
  • Maribel Wadsworth – president, news and publisher of USA TODAY
  • Henry Faure Walker – CEO, Newsquest Media Group
  • Chief marketing officer – position to be filled, includes ownership of Consumer Marketing, led by Denise Robbins.

“I am excited to announce our senior leadership team. Together we are moving quickly to integrate these two great organizations and drive our business model transformation,” said Bascobert. “The leaders of both GateHouse Media and Gannett were both very strong, offering complementary strengths and experiences that we have now combined to lead our company moving forward. These are difficult decisions and I want to thank everyone from both companies for their hard work over these past few months.”



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