ANG Newspapers’ Publisher Steps Down

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By: E&P Staff

John Schueler, ANG Newspapers’ publisher and president, is leaving to become president of Media General’s Florida Communications Group, which includes the Tampa Tribune, WFLA-TV and TBO.com, a Web site for ANG’s Bay Area newspapers reported Wednesday.

Schueler has led ANG and the California Newspaper Partnership’s Northern California division since July 2004, the site reports.

The site reported that the move was party made out of “family concerns.”

ANG owns the Oakland Tribune, Alameda Times-Star, Fremont Argus, Hayward Daily Review, Tri-Valley Herald, and San Mateo County Times.

Gerald Grilly, executive vice president and chief operating officer of Denver-based MediaNews Group, ANG’s parent company, will assume day-to-day operational responsibilities until Schueler’s successor is named.

“We’re recruiting,” Grilly was quoted as saying. “We want someone who is a seasoned, experienced newspaper veteran that has run an operation of this size.”

Schueler is the former president of the Minneapolis Star Tribune and Orange County Register. He joined MediaNews as publisher of the Los Angeles Daily News in 2001. His departure from MediaNews is effective Sept. 30.

“This is bittersweet,” Schueler said in a statement. “I’m very proud of what we have accomplished. There is a large part of me professionally that wishes to complete more of the strategic mission we’ve begun. But the larger part of me is my family. It’s important for Linda and me to return to a part of the country that is home to most of our family members.”

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