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Gannett Honors Top Employees, ‘Unsung Heroes’

MCLEAN, VA – Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE:GCI) today named Roger Ogden the company’s Manager of the Year. Ogden is a senior vice president of Gannett Television, and the president and general manager of KUSA-TV in Denver.

Ogden’s selection as Gannett’s 21st Manager of the Year was announced at the company’s headquarters. The award honors top leaders at the company for their management skills, creativity and results.

Other finalists for Manager of the Year were: Carol Hudler, president and publisher, The News-Press at Fort Myers, Fla.; David Kelly, managing director, Newsquest (North East); Russell Postell, president and general manager, KXTV-TV at Sacramento, Calif.; and Brooke Spectorsky, president and general manager, WKYC-TV at Cleveland.

Other awards announced at the reception:

    Mark Morneau, vice president of Gannett Information Technology, was named Corporate Staffer of the Year. Finalists were: Jeff Bergin, director of Advertising
    Sales Development/Newspaper Division; and David Fleming, senior legal counsel/Gannett and general counsel/Gannett Broadcasting.
    Terry McIntyre, director of Sports Marketing for USA TODAY, and Linda Rich, senior account executive for USA WEEKEND, were co-winners of the Gannett Sales Executive of the Year award. Finalists were: Vina Dhaliwal, senior sales executive, Harrow Times, Newsquest; and Gail Dingee, territory account representative, The News-Press at Fort Myers, Fla.
    The Times of Shreveport, LA, won the Gannett Diversity Award, which honors the Gannett operating unit that hires, develops, recognizes and rewards a diverse group of employees who achieve outstanding results. Runners-up were: Asheville (NC) Citizen-Times; The Des Moines Register; FLORIDA TODAY at Brevard County; WFMY-TV at Greensboro, NC; Reno (NV) Gazette-Journal; and Rochester (NY) Democrat and Chronicle.

Also honored at the reception were winners of the Gannett 18th annual Unsung Heroes Award. They are: Martin Calhoun, technology and implementation manager, The Times at Shreveport, LA; Connie English, newsroom assistant, KUSA-TV at Denver; Dorea Hicks, executive assistant, WUSA-TV at Washington, DC; Joe Miller, lead analyst, Gannett Information Technology; Travis Motley, building services supervisor, Pensacola (FL) News Journal; and Olwen Vasey, senior reporter, Bradford Telegraph & Argus, Newsquest.

Douglas H. McCorkindale, chairman, president and CEO, said: “These awards always serve to remind me of the high level of talent and dedication of all Gannett employees. Today’s winners and finalists are the best of the best, and I am very proud to work with them.”

Gannett Co., Inc. is a leading international news and information company that publishes 101 daily newspapers in the USA, including USA TODAY, the nation’s largest-selling daily newspaper. The company also owns more than 600 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 21 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/Corporate Communications
(703) 854-6049