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|Dave Lougee Appointed President of Gannett's Broadcasting Division|
MCLEAN, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--July 24, 2007--Dave Lougee has been named president of the Broadcasting Division for Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE:GCI), effective July 30. Lougee, who is executive vice president/Media Operations of Belo Corp., replaces Roger Ogden, who retired on July 1.
"Dave's background in award-winning journalism, his experience running a strong affiliate operation and his knowledge of Gannett make him a perfect person to head up our Broadcasting Division," said Craig Dubow, chairman, president and chief executive officer. "We are thrilled he will be joining us."
"Gannett's local broadcast outlets have strong brands, strong management and high quality content." Lougee said. "I am honored to have the opportunity to help the organization continue to grow and evolve in this digital age."
As executive vice president/Media Operations for Belo, Lougee has been in charge of the company's 19 TV stations and 4 cable news operations outside of Dallas. In 2005, he was a senior vice president of Belo. He joined Belo in 1998 as news director at KING-TV in Seattle/Tacoma, becoming president and general manager of Belo's TV and cable operations in Seattle/Tacoma in 2000. Lougee was vice president/News at WRC-TV in Washington, DC from 1996 to 1998.
From 1990 to 1996, Lougee was news director at KUSA-TV in Denver, a Gannett station. While he was there, the station received the national Edward R. Murrow award one for "Overall Excellence." He began his broadcasting career at KCNC-TV in Denver in 1982.
Lougee is a graduate of the University of Colorado and attended the Stanford Executive Program at the Stanford Graduate School of Business in 2004. He has been a member of the NBC Affiliate Board of Directors and the NBC News Channel Board of Directors.
Gannett Co., Inc. is a leading international news and information company that operates 23 TV stations and publishes 85 daily newspapers in the USA, including USA TODAY, the nation's largest-selling daily newspaper. The company also owns nearly 1,000 non-daily publications in the USA and USA WEEKEND, a weekly newspaper magazine. Gannett subsidiary Newsquest is the United Kingdom's second largest regional newspaper company. Newsquest publishes nearly 300 titles, including 18 daily newspapers, and a network of prize-winning Web sites. Gannett is an Internet leader with sites sponsored by its TV stations and newspapers including USATODAY.com, one of the most popular news sites on the Web.
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