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Gannett Names Brad Robertson President and Publisher in Burlington, Vt

McLEAN, VA – Bradley I. Robertson, formerly vice president/advertising at The Des Moines (IA) Register, has been named president and publisher at The Burlington (VT) Free Press. He replaces James Carey, who will become chairman of the Free Press.

“Brad is a standout executive who had been a leader in innovation and strategic solutions for Gannett. These qualities are increasingly essential to the role of publisher, and Brad is a great example of our next generation of leaders,” said Sue Clark-Johnson, president of Gannett’s Newspaper Division. “He is an excellent choice to succeed Jim as publisher of Burlington.”

Carey has been president and publisher of the Free Press since 1991.

Robertson began his Gannett career in 1994 as a circulation analyst for The News Journal at Wilmington, DE. He moved to the Fort Collins (CO) Coloradoan as a manager of circulation sales, then became manager of sales and marketing at the Springfield (MO) News-Leader.

In 1999, Robertson became director of circulation sales for the Detroit Newspaper Agency. He was named director of business development at Des Moines in 2003 and vice president of business development there in 2004. He was named vice president of advertising for Des Moines a few months later. Robertson is a graduate of Northern Illinois University with a bachelor’s degree in communication.

Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE: GCI) is a leading international news and information company that publishes 85 daily newspapers in the USA, including USA TODAY, the nation’s largest-selling daily newspaper. The company also owns nearly 1,000 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 nearly 300 titles, including 18 daily newspapers, and a network of prize-winning Web sites. Gannett also operates 23 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.

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