‘Newsday’ Gets New President, Publisher

By: E&P Staff

Terry Jimenez has been appointed president of Newsday Media Group and Fred Groser has been named publisher of Newsday in Melville, N.Y.

Jimenez has served as Newsday’s publisher since 2009. Before that, he was Newsday’s chief operating officer and publisher of amNewYork. In his new role, Jimenez will be responsible for the development of new product launches and growth strategies for both properties. He will report to Cablevision’s President of Local Media, Tad Smith.

Groser previously served as Newsday’s senior vice president of sales. Now he will shepherd Newsday’s brand as well as its editorial, online and business operations.

Before joining Newsday Media Group in 2005, Jimenez held a variety of executive positions, including controller for Chicago Tribune and finance director at McDonald’s Corporation.

A native Long Islander, Mr. Groser began his career as a Newsday delivery boy in West Islip. He has spent most of his 30-year career in the directory business, in key sales and business leadership positions. Before joining Newsday, he served as president and chief executive officer of ypOne Enterprises, as well as chief operating officer and executive vice president of Ambassador Media Group.
 
In addition, Groser served as Northeast area president for Verizon Information Services, where his responsibilities included print and digital sales, marketing, operations, publishing, customer service and human resources. Groser also spent 21 years at RH Donnelley, where he ascended the managerial ranks to become executive vice president and general manager of the company’s Telco Operations Division, negotiating several major joint ventures and playing a key role in the facilitation of RHD’s public offering in 1998.

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