Gordon McLeod has been appointed publisher of Newsday Media Group, effective April 1, 2014. He will be responsible for leading all of Newsday Media Group’s outlets, which include Newsday, Newsday.com, amNewYork, amny.com, exploreLI.com and a large group of weekly shopper publications. In this role, he will provide oversight of editorial, digital and business operations, further strengthening product engagement with readers across multiple platforms and connecting advertisers with the marketplace. Additionally, he will oversee Newsday Connect, the company’s digital solutions group serving Long Island’s small-to-medium sized businesses.
McLeod succeeds Fred Groser, announced his plan to retire last year. McLeod will report to Cablevision’s Senior Executive Vice President, Strategy Brian Sweeney.
“Gordon’s impressive career in the media industry and his deep understanding of the evolving media business make him uniquely qualified to lead Newsday Media Group,” Sweeney said. “I am confident that Gordon will position Newsday Media Group at the forefront of change and innovation, while it continues to deliver valuable news to its readers across all platforms and connects advertisers with their audiences in compelling ways.”
He continued, “I also want to thank Fred for his outstanding leadership of Newsday Media Group over the past several years and wish him the best in the future.”
McLeod commented, “Newsday Media Group is an extraordinary organization and a content source with an award-winning history and a very exciting future. I am honored to be joining such a talented team and I look forward to continuing their work of enhancing Newsday's vital role for readers, advertisers and the community.”
McLeod joins Newsday Media Group following an extensive career in the media industry. Most recently, he was President of Krux, a technology company that delivers cloud-based data solutions to publishers and marketers. At Krux, he was responsible for global sales, client solutions, business development and marketing to clients that included some of the nation’s leading media and marketing organizations. From 2006 to 2010, he worked at News Corp.’s Dow Jones & Co. as President of The Wall Street Journal Digital Network where he oversaw worldwide digital, classified, video and mobile products, revenue and operations for WSJ.com, MarketWatch, Barron’s, SmartMoney and allthingsD. Prior to that, McLeod held executive roles at CBS News, Grey Entertainment and Time Inc.
He has served on numerous media-industry boards, including Yieldex, the Internet Advertising Bureau (IAB), Online Publishers Association (OPA), Google Publishers Advisory Council and FiLife, a joint venture between Dow Jones and Interactive Corp. (IAC).