Newspaper Publisher Journal Register Co. Promotes 2 Execs

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Newspaper publisher Journal Register Co. has appointed Scott A. Wright to the post of president and chief operating officer and Julie A. Beck as executive vice president and chief financial officer.

The Yardley, Pa.-based company owns 22 daily newspapers and 345 non-daily publications, clustered in greater Philadelphia, Michigan, Connecticut, greater Cleveland, New England and the Capital-Saratoga and mid-Hudson regions of New York state.

Wright will manage the day to day operations for all six of the company’s clusters. He had previously been senior vice president for the company’s Michigan cluster.

Beck, previously a senior vice president and chief financial officer, will be principally responsible for the company’s financial affairs. She joined Journal Register in January 2006.

Journal Register’s chairman and chief executive officer, Robert M. Jelenic, is on medical leave.

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