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Gannett's U.S. Community Publishing group names Kate Marymont vice president/news

MCLEAN, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 10, 2008--Kate Marymont, vice president of Information Center Content in Gannett's U.S. Community Publishing division, has been named vice president/News for the division. She succeeds Phil Currie, who is retiring after a distinguished 40-year career with Gannett.

"Kate has welcomed one new approach after another while bringing the new Information Center concept into clear focus and operation," said Robert Dickey, president of U.S. Community Publishing. "A top-notch editor and innovator, Kate has done an outstanding job working with our news operations and has a deep understanding of our business."

"Phil is a dominant presence in our division, our company and our industry and has truly advanced the cause of journalism throughout his career. He has championed the cause of diversity while holding our news operations to the highest standards. His advice, wisdom and calm demeanor will be sorely missed," Dickey said.

Prior to becoming vice president of Information Center Content in April 2008, Marymont was executive editor and vice president/Information Center at The News-Press, Fort Myers, FL. There she was credited with building a new organization and developing a culture that resulted in a multi-platform approach to news and information in the community. Under Kate's direction, The News-Press won a Gold Medal as one of Gannett's top newspapers for work done in 2006 and 2007.

Marymont was formerly executive editor of the Springfield (MO) News-Leader. Marymont began at the News-Leader in 1977 as a copy editor and held a variety of positions there, before moving to the Nashville Banner in 1981 as assistant city editor. She returned to Springfield in 1982 as assistant managing editor/local. In 1988, she became metro editor at the Arkansas Gazette (then a Gannett newspaper) in Little Rock, where she eventually became assistant managing editor in 1991.

Marymont joined The News Journal in Wilmington, DE, in 1992 as executive news editor. She held that role for two years before returning to the News-Leader as managing editor in 1994. Kate was named executive editor in 1999.

Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE:GCI) is a leading international news and information company that publishes 85 daily newspapers in the USA, including USA TODAY, the nation's largest-selling daily newspaper. The company also owns nearly 900 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 17 daily paid-for titles, approximately 300 weekly newspapers, magazines and trade publications, and a network of award-winning Web sites. Gannett also operates 23 television stations in the United States and 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.

CONTACT: Gannett Co., Inc.
Media inquiries:
Tara Connell
Vice President of Corporate Communications
703-854-6049
tjconnel@gannett.com
Source: Gannett Co., Inc.

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