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Beaupre Joins News Staff in Newspaper Division

ARLINGTON, Va. — Lawrence K. Beaupre is joining the news staff of the Newspaper Division, it was announced today.

Beaupre previously was editor and vice president of The Cincinnati Enquirer.

“We’re very pleased to have an editor of Larry’s experience joining our staff,” said Philip R. Currie, senior vice president of news. “In this changing world of newspaper journalism, Larry’s insights will be invaluable as we work to improve all of the newspapers in Gannett.”

Beaupre, 54, joined Gannett in 1968 in Rochester, N.Y., where he served in a variety of editing and management roles including managing editor of the Times-Union. In 1984, he was named executive editor and vice president of the Gannett Suburban Newspapers in New York. He joined The Enquirer in 1992.

In his 30-year career in newspapers, Beaupre has been a lecturer at the American Press Institute and the Poynter Institute for Media Studies. He is a former president of the New York State Associated Press Association and is a former member of the board of Associated Press Managing Editors. He served as APME’s president in 1994-95.

Beaupre is a native of Kankakee, Ill. He earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Illinois.

A decision on a successor for Beaupre in Cincinnati will be made shortly. In the interim, Managing Editor Rosemary Goudreau will become The Enquirer’s senior news executive.

Gannett is a nationwide news and information company that publishes 75 daily newspapers, including USA TODAY, and USA WEEKEND, a newspaper magazine. Gannett also operates 21 television stations and cable television systems in major U.S. markets.