Dubow Named President; Walker, Chairman and CEO at Gannett Broadcasting
ARLINGTON, VA – Gannett Co., Inc. announced today that Craig Dubow has been promoted to president, Gannett Broadcasting. Cecil L. Walker will become chairman and continue as chief executive officer of Gannett Broadcasting.
In announcing the changes, Gannett President, and CEO Douglas H. McCorkindale said: “Craig has an understanding of today’s marketplace and a vision that will allow us to be an even stronger player in the future as we evolve with the changing dynamics and fragmentation of broadcasting.”
Dubow has been executive vice president of Gannett Television since 1996. He is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin. After several years in television production and sales in Houston, Dubow joined Gannett at KUSA-TV, Denver in 1981. He became the station’s national sales manager in 1983 and local sales manager in 1986. In 1987, he moved to KVUE-TV, Austin – then a Gannett station – as general sales manager and then general manager in 1988. Dubow became president and general manager of Gannett’s WXIA-TV in Atlanta in 1992.
“Craig has been a leader among Gannett’s outstanding group of television industry executives,” Walker said. “He will help our local stations be even more responsive to our customers as we position ourselves to be content players on the new platforms of the digital world.”
Dubow serves on the MSTV board of directors and is vice chairman of the steering committee for the 8VSB/COFDM project. He is co-chairperson of the Futures Committee of the CBS affiliate board and he is a past member of the NBC affiliate Board of Directors.
He is also involved in a variety of community projects in the Atlanta area where he and his wife, Denise, and their three children presently reside. He is a member of the Foundation Board of Trustees for Northside Hospital and is active in the region’s Boy Scouts of America programs. He is a past member of the Board of Directors for the United Way of Metropolitan Atlanta, a member of the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce Board of Advisors and served on the Woodruff Arts Center gifts campaign committee.
Gannett’s 22 television stations reach 17.5% of television homes across the USA. Gannett provides the largest coverage percentage of affiliated station groups for both NBC and CBS. Gannett Television’s stations are: WUSA (CBS-Washington, DC); WXIA (NBC-Atlanta); KARE NBC-Minneapolis); WTSP (CBS-Tampa); WKYC (NBC- Cleveland); KPNX (NBC-Phoenix), KNAZ (NBC-Flagstaff), KMOH (NBC-Kingman); KUSA (NBC-Denver); KXTV (ABC-Sacramento); KSDK (NBC-St. Louis); WZZM (ABC-Grand Rapids); WGRZ (NBC-Buffalo); WFMY (CBS-Greensboro); WJXX (ABC-Jacksonville); WTLV (NBC-Jacksonville), KTHV (CBS-Little Rock); WBIR (NBC-Knoxville); WCSH (NBC-Portland), WLBZ (NBC-Bangor); WLTX (CBS-Columbia); and WMAZ (CBS-Macon).
In addition to its television operations, Gannett publishes 99 daily newspapers in the USA, including USA TODAY, the nations largest-selling daily newspaper. The company also publishes USA WEEKEND, a newspaper magazine. In the United Kingdom, Gannett subsidiary Newsquest plc publishes nearly 300 titles, including 15 daily newspapers.