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Gannett Announces Executive Appointment

McLEAN, VA – Christopher R. Frey has been named vice president/national sales and database marketing in the Newspaper Division. He was previously director/advertising development.

“Chris brings an impressive record of success in creating and implementing programs that create powerful results for our customers,” said Donald M. Stinson, senior vice president/marketing in the Newspaper Division. “We are excited to have him put his skills to work in new capacities for Gannett newspapers all across the country.”

Frey was vice president/associate media director of Ross Roy Advertising in Detroit and director of media for Kmart before joining Gannett in 1993 as Detroit regional sales manager for Gannett National Newspaper Sales. He is a graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and holds an MBA from the University of Chicago.

Gannett Co., Inc. is a leading international news and information company that publishes 100 daily newspapers in the USA, including USA TODAY, the nation’s largest-selling daily newspaper. The company also owns almost 500 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 more than 300 titles, including 17 daily newspapers, and a network of prize-winning Web sites. Gannett also operates 22 television stations in the United States and is an Internet leader with sites sponsored by its TV stations and newspapers including, one of the most popular news sites on the Web.

For more information, contact:
Tara Connell
Vice President of Corporate Communications
(703) 854-6049