By: Staff reports
Tribune Co. Executive Takes Post
Tribune Publishing named its vice president for planning, Jack W.
Davis Jr. as president, publisher, and CEO of The Hartford (Conn.)
Courant. Davis succeeds Marty Petty, who is resigning to become
executive vice president of the St. Petersburg (Fla.) Times.
Davis, 53, has served as vice president/planning at Tribune Publishing
since August 1999, after serving as Tribune Interactive president for
a year. From 1994 to 1998, Davis was president, publisher and CEO of
the Tribune-owned Daily Press in Newport News, Va.
Previously, he worked as an editor at the Chicago Tribune and The
Times-Picayune of New Orleans.
In making the announcement, Tribune Publishing President Jack Fuller
cited Davis’ experience as a reporter, editor and publisher. ‘As a
veteran publisher, Jack knows how to run an efficient operation that
will create value for Tribune shareholders,’ Fuller said in a statement.
‘His interactive experience will provide leadership as The Hartford
Courant continues to grow its cross-media efforts.’
The 207,000-circulation Courant was part of the Times Mirror group
recently purchased by Tribune. The paper is the 52nd largest in the
U.S., according to the E&P International Year Book 2000.
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