David Cuddihy selected to lead Lee Enterprises operations in Oregon and Washington


Lee Enterprises, Incorporated, a leading provider of high-quality, trusted local news and information and a major platform for advertising in 77 markets, has announced that David Cuddihy is being named regional president of the company’s publications in Oregon and Washington, which include the digital and print operations of the Democrat-Herald in Albany, the Gazette-Times in Corvallis, and The Daily News in Longview. Cuddihy replaces Shanna Cannon who is leaving the company.

“Dave is an innovative and customer-focused leader with extensive knowledge of how Amplified Digital’s vast array of digital products match with advertisers’ marketing strategies,” said Lee Enterprises Group Publisher Cathy Hughes. “He is ideally suited to lead in this rapidly expanding digital advertising environment.”

Cuddihy was named general manager in Longview in 2020. Prior to joining Lee, he was senior group publisher for GateHouse Media’s Missouri Lakes Group. His career also includes director of advertising for Star-News Media in Wilmington, North Carolina; regional advertising director for Hearst Connecticut Media Group; and advertising director for the Naples Daily News in Naples, Florida.

“I am very grateful for the opportunity to take on this regional position,” Cuddihy said. “I look forward to working with the Mid-Valley Media team in Oregon, while also continuing to build on the great work we’re doing in Longview.”

Cuddihy is a member of the Rotary Club of Longview and has served as a director on numerous civic boards and committees. He attended Wheeling Jesuit University in West Virginia. He and his wife, Kayla, have one son.


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