Gannett Announces Several Executive Appointments

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By: E&P Staff

Gannett announced several executive appointments today.

William Humphrey, the former senior vice president/circulation of the Detroit Newspaper Agency, has been named president and publisher of The Town Talk and McCormick Graphics in Alexandria, Va. His successor at the Detroit Newspaper Agency will be named shortly.

John Newhouse becomes president and publisher of The Clarion-Ledger in Jackson, Miss., succeeding J. Michael Craft, who is retiring.

Peter Zanmiller has been named president and publisher of The Herald-Dispatch in Huntington, W.V. He succeeds Elizabeth Thompson Frantz, who assumes the role of chairwoman at the newspaper. She plans to retire at the end of 2005. Zanmiller previously was director at Florida Today in Brevard County.

Humphrey joined Gannett in 1986 as circulation director at Florida Today. He later joined the newspaper division staff as circulation operations director before eventually becoming director and vice president/circulation. He moved to Detroit in 1999.

Newhouse has been with Gannett since the company’s acquisition of the Central Newspapers group. He was named publisher of Alexandria in 1996. He previously held management positions at the New York Times Regional Group newspapers.

Zanmiller joined USA Today as a production coordinator. He also served as production director at The Ithaca (N.Y.) Journal and the Times Herald in Port Huron, Mich.

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