By: Press Release
Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE: GCI) announced today that John F. Maher has been named president and publisher of the Reno (NV) Gazette-Journal. He formerly was publisher of Lee Enterprises’ Lincoln (NE) Journal Star and senior executive manager for Nebraska Strategic Business Unit, which included the Lincoln Journal Star, three other daily newspapers, a number of weeklies and their associated digital assets. He held those positions since 2006.
Maher succeeds Ted Power, who earlier was named director of Gannett’s new Design Studio in Des Moines.
“John is a proven media company executive who brings a great track record of innovative accomplishment to the Reno Gazette-Journal and to the greater Reno community. I’m delighted to bring a publisher of John’s caliber and experience with multi-platform delivery to this market,” said Robert Dickey, president of U.S. Community Publishing.
Maher led the Lincoln Journal Star in winning Lee Enterprises’ President’s Award for Innovation in 2007, 2008 and 2009 and a 2010 Exceptional Achievement Award. Prior to his work at the Lincoln Journal Star, Maher was vice president of business development for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (2005-2006), vice president of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and director of database management (2001-2005). He held various marketing positions at the Kansas City Star from 1995-2001.
In Lincoln, Maher served as a director of the Lincoln Chamber of Commerce, Special Olympics Nebraska, Foundation for Lincoln Public Schools, Community Learning Centers, 2010 Special Olympics National Games, and Partnership for a Healthy Lincoln.