Knight Ridder of San Jose, Calif., has named Mary Jacobus, publisher of the Duluth (Minn.) News Tribune, as president and CEO of Fort Wayne (Ind.) Newspapers Inc. and publisher of The News-Sentinel.
Jacobus, 44, replaces Scott McGehee, 58, who is retiring at year’s end.
Jacobus has served as publisher in Duluth since 1998. She previously served as vice president of sales and marketing at The Gazette in Colorado Springs, Colo., and director of sales and marketing at the Escondido (Calif.) Times Advocate.
Knight Ridder Chairman Tony Ridder praised McGehee for his service to the chain in Fort Wayne, Detroit, and Lexington, Ky.