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Gannett Names Charles Nutt, Ketan Gandhi to Executive Positions in New Jersey

McLEAN, VA – Charles W. Nutt, formerly president and publisher of The Courier News in Bridgewater, NJ, has been named president and publisher of The Daily Journal in Vineland, NJ. He replaces Nancy Monaghan, who has retired.

Nutt is returning to Vineland, where he was editor, then president, publisher and editor, from 1998 to 2000.

Replacing Nutt as publisher in Bridgewater is Ketan Gandhi, who will retain his responsibilities as president and publisher at the Home News Tribune in East Brunswick, NJ.

“These are two fine executives, committed to New Jersey and the best journalism for their communities. I am pleased we have this type of management talent available in the region and at Gannett,” said Sue Clark-Johnson, president of Gannett’s Newspaper Division.

“Nancy Monaghan is a true Gannett executive; dedicated to the company, hard-working and an innovative collaborator,” said Robert Collins, senior group president of the Atlantic Coast Newspaper Group and president and publisher of the Asbury Park (NJ) Press. “I would like to thank her sincerely for all of her contributions to our group and to our company.”

Nutt began his career as a reporter at the Bridgewater paper in 1972 after graduation from Syracuse University where he received a BA in English and an MA in Journalism. He worked at Bridgewater through 1979 before leaving to work at the New York Times and The Express in Easton, PA.

He returned to Gannett as executive editor in Bridgewater in 1981 and was editor at the Star-Gazette in Elmira from 1990 to 1998 when he was named editor in Vineland.

Gandhi joined Gannett in 1986 as accounting manager at the Valley News Dispatch in Tarentum, PA, then owned by Gannett. He became controller in Elmira, and controller and director of finance at the North Hills News Record, then a Gannett newspaper in Pennsylvania. In 1996, he became controller at the Press & Sun Bulletin in Binghamton, NY.

In 1997, Gandhi became vice president of Finance at the Asbury Park (NJ) Press. A year later he added group controller to his title. He was named president and publisher of the Home News Tribune in 2005.

He graduated from Bombay University in India with a BS in Commerce and received an MBA from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

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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