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Gannett Announces Executive Appointments at Detroit Media Partnership and Detroit Free Press

McLEAN, VA – Gannett today announced the following appointments at the Detroit Media Partnership and Detroit Free Press:

* Susie Ellwood will become CEO of the Detroit Media Partnership. Ellwood has been executive vice president and general manager of the partnership since 2006. She succeeds David Hunke, who has been named president and publisher of USA TODAY.

* Paul Anger will become editor and publisher of the Detroit Free Press. Anger has been vice president/News and editor of the Free Press since 2005. Most recently, Anger led the Free Press team that won the Pulitzer Prize for Local Reporting.

* Joyce Jenereaux will become executive vice president of the Detroit Media Partnership. She has been senior vice president/Finance since 2005.

“The depth and range of talent at the Detroit operation makes this transition all the easier,” said Hunke, who will continue to supervise the Detroit operation. “Susie truly knows Detroit, as well as how to run the DMP. She is an experienced hand and will step in seamlessly.

“Paul is a top notch editor and newsroom leader, who also understands the business of journalism. His prize winning work at Detroit remains among the best Gannett has to offer. And Joyce has been a mainstay on the financial side of the Detroit operations for nearly 20 years. She is a top notch manager and ready for the EVP role,” Hunke said.

The Detroit Media Partnership jointly operates the business side of the Detroit Free Press, which is owned by Gannett, and The Detroit News, which is owned by MediaNews Group. Editorial operations for the two newspapers are run separately.


Susie Ellwood has been executive vice president and general manager of the Detroit Media Partnership since 2006. Except for two years as vice president /market development for the Gannett Newspaper Division, Ellwood has been in various marketing roles in Detroit since 1991. She also was vice president and director of marketing for the Arkansas Gazette in Little Rock. Ellwood is an Arkansas native and a graduate of Arkansas State University with a B.S.E. in business.

Paul Anger was named vice president/News and editor of the Detroit Free Press in 2005. He had been vice president and editor of the Des Moines (IA) Register since 2002 and formerly was with The Miami Herald as executive sports editor. Anger also served as editor and publisher of the Herald’s Broward County publications; and news editor of the Knight-Ridder News Service. Anger has a journalism degree from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh.

Joyce Jenereaux has been senior vice president/Finance of the Detroit Media Partnership since 2005. She served as vice president and controller since 1999 and has been in several other financial roles at the partnership since 1990, including financial reporting manager and assistant controller. She graduated from Eastern Michigan University with a bachelor’s degree in business administration.

About Gannett

Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE: GCI) is an international news and information company operating on multiple platforms including the Internet, mobile, newspapers, magazines and TV stations. Gannett is an Internet leader with hundreds of newspaper and TV Web sites;, the nation’s top employment site;; and more than 80 local sites. Gannett publishes 85 daily U.S. newspapers, including USA TODAY, the nation’s largest-selling daily newspaper, and more than 850 magazines and other non-dailies including USA WEEKEND. Gannett also operates 23 television stations in 19 U.S. markets. Gannett subsidiary Newsquest is the United Kingdom’s second largest regional newspaper company with 17 daily paid-for titles, more than 200 weekly newspapers, magazines and trade publications, and a network of Web sites.

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