Lee’s Junck Add Chairman’s Title

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By: Jamie Santo

Mary E. Junck took over the remaining reins at Lee Enterprises Inc. last week following the expiration of Richard D. Gottlieb’s term as chairman.

Junck, 54, is now chairman, CEO, and president of the Davenport, Iowa-based company.

Gottlieb, 59, announced his retirement in September 2000 and stepped down as CEO in January 2001.

Junck came to Lee from the Times Mirror Co. in 1999, and was named president the following year.

Lee owns 23 daily newspapers, including the Quad-City Times in
Davenport. It also has more than 100 other publications and a joint interest in Madison Newspapers Inc. in Wisconsin.

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