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Gannett Co., Inc.
Type Public (NYSEGCI)
Founded 1906
Headquarters McLean, Virginia
Key people Craig A. Dubow; Chairman, President & CEO
Industry Media
Products Newspapers, television, and Internet media
Revenue US$8.03 billion (2006)
Employees 49,675

Gannett Company, Inc. (NYSEGCI) is a publicly-traded media holding company based in the United States. It is the largest U.S. newspaper publisher as measured by total daily circulation. Its assets include the national newspaper USA Today and the weekly USA Weekend. Its largest non-national newspaper is The Arizona Republic in Phoenix. Other large newspapers include The Indianapolis Star, The Cincinnati Enquirer, The Tennessean in Nashville, The Courier-Journal in Louisville, The Des Moines Register, The Honolulu Advertiser, the Detroit Free Press and The News-Press in Fort Myers. Gannett also owns 23 television stations[1] and holds substantial properties in digital media including PointRoll, Ripple6[2] and ShopLocal.



Gannett Company, Inc. was founded in 1923 by Frank Gannett in Rochester, New York as an outgrowth of a newspaper business he had begun in Elmira, New York in 1906. Gannett gained fame and fortune by purchasing small independent newspapers and developing them into a large chain, a 20th century trend that helped the newspaper industry remain financially viable.[3] The company was headquartered in Rochester, New York until 1986 when it relocated to Arlington County, Virginia. Its former headquarters building, the Gannett Building, was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1985.[4] Gannett's oldest newspaper still in circulation is the Star-Gazette located in Elmira, New York. In 2001, the company moved to its current headquarters in Tysons Corner, a suburb of Washington, D.C.


Gannett's media properties include the following newspapers among the top 50 (by circulation -- figures are approximate) in the United States, and the following television stations:

Gannett Digital Assets:


Gannett's chairman, president and chief executive officer is Craig A. Dubow. Other directors are:

  • Arthur H. Harper
  • John Jeffry Louis
  • Marjorie Magner
  • Duncan M. McFarland

Senior executives are:

  • Robert Dickey, President, U.S Community Publishing Division
  • Robert T. Collins Senior Group President, Atlantic Coast Newspaper Group, and President and Publisher, Asbury Park Press
  • Philip R. Currie Senior Vice President, News, Newspaper Division
  • Paul Davidson - Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Newsquest plc
  • Michael G. Kane Senior Group President, Interstate Newspaper Group, and President and Publisher, The Indianapolis Star
  • Roxanne Horning Senior Vice President, Gannett Human Resources
  • Dave Lougee President, Gannett Broadcasting
  • Gracia Martore Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
  • Craig A. Moon President and Publisher, USA Today
  • Wendell Van Lare Senior Vice President, Gannett Labor Relations
  • W. Curtis Riddle Senior Group President, East Newspaper Group, and President and Publisher, The News Journal, Wilmington, Delaware
  • John A. (Jack) Williams President, Gannett Digital Ventures
  • Kurt Wimmer - Senior Vice President, General Counsel
  • Alvin Flanagan is a former president of the Gannett Company
  • Chris Saridakis Senior vice president and chief digital officer


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