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Gannett Names Livingston County, MI, Publisher

McLEAN, VA -Richard A. Ramhoff has been named president and publisher of the Livingston County (MI) Daily Press & Argus, it was announced today.

Ramhoff previously was editor and general manager of NOISE, a weekly young reader publication based in Lansing, MI.

Ramhoff began his career with Gannett (NYSE: GCI) in 1989 as a reporter at the Rockford (IL) Register Star, where he later served as business editor and online manager. In 2000, he moved to Gannett Wisconsin Newspapers, where he launched a regional web site that included 10 newspaper titles.

He was named in 2002 to direct NOISE, one of Gannett’s prototype young reader publications. There are now young reader publications in 10 markets.

“From a traditional perspective, Rich Ramhoff has taken a bit of an unusual journey to the publisher’s position,” said Gary L. Watson, president of the Newspaper Division. “But with the growing importance of the web and non-daily publications in the newspaper brand’s portfolio, we’re confident he will not be the last to gain experience in all three areas before becoming a publisher.”

Ramhoff is a native of Youngstown, Ohio, and a graduate in journalism from Kent State University. He and his wife Lori have two children.

Richard Perlberg, who has been serving as editor and general manager since the Daily Press & Argus was acquired by Gannett earlier this year, now will focus his attention on news coverage as executive editor.

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 800 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.

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