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Appointments Announced in Newspaper Division

ARLINGTON, VA — Two executive appointments were announced today in the Newspaper Division.

· Charles T. (Chuck) Wanninger becomes president and publisher of the Times Herald at Port Huron, Mich. He previously held a similar position at the Iowa City Press-Citizen.

· Michael J. Beck succeeds Wanninger. He previously was executive editor in Iowa City.

“These appointments are yet another example of the strength and depth of management talent in our company, along with our commitment to promote from within,” said Gary L. Watson, president of the Newspaper Division.

Wanninger joined Gannett in 1975 and has held several management positions, including serving as editor and publisher at newspapers in Bellingham, WA, and Marion, Ind. He joined the Iowa City Press-Citizen in 1995. He is a graduate of the University of Iowa.

Wanninger succeeds Michael Scobey, who resigned last month.

Beck joined Gannett in 1987. He was named executive editor in Iowa City in 1995 after serving in newsroom management positions at newspapers in Ithaca, N.Y., and Fort Myers, Fla. He is a graduate of the University of Kansas.

Gannett Co., Inc. is an international news and information company that publishes 99 daily newspapers in the USA, including USA TODAY, the nation’s largest-selling daily newspaper. The company also owns in excess of 300 non-daily publications in the USA and USA WEEKEND, a weekly newspaper magazine. In the United Kingdom, Gannett subsidiary Newsquest plc publishes nearly 300 titles, including 15 daily newspapers. Gannett also operates 22 television stations in the United States and is an Internet leader with sites sponsored by most of its TV stations and newspapers including, one of the most popular news sites on the Web.