Bill Barker, publisher of the Naples (Fla.) Daily News, has been named one of two regional presidents for Gannett Co. Inc. in Florida.
In his new role, Barker will be responsible for Naples, as well as three other markets in the state: Tallahassee, Pensacola and Fort Myers. He will be one of more than a half-dozen regional presidents in Gannett’s East Group.
Barker last served as a regional publisher for Journal Media Group overseeing operations at its newspapers in Naples and on Florida’s Treasure Coast, as well as in Knoxville, Tenn.; Anderson, S.C.; and Evansville, Ind.
Barker joined the Daily News in fall 2013 as a regional publisher and chief revenue officer after nearly a decade overseeing newspaper and media operations in the Tampa Bay area, including serving as publisher of the Tampa Tribune.