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Gannett Names Michael Beck President and Publisher in Wausau, WI

McLEAN, VA – Michael Beck today was named president and publisher of the Wausau (WI) Daily Herald by the Newspaper Division of Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE: GCI).

Beck, who was president and publisher of the Iowa City (IA) Press-Citizen, will also become a vice president of the Midwest Group, overseeing the Wausau, Marshfield, Stevens Point and Wisconsin Rapids newspapers.

“Mike is an experienced publisher with an editorial background and a record of strong management,” said Sue Clark-Johnson, president of the Newspaper Division. “He is a great example of the talent you develop when you promote from within.”

Beck has won two of the Newspaper Division’s President’s Rings for publishing and two for editing. He also has won the division’s Newsroom Supervisor Recognition Award. He joined Gannett in 1987 at The News-Press in Fort Myers, FL and became assistant managing editor at the Ithaca (NY) Journal in 1994. He became managing editor at Iowa City in 1995 and president and publisher in 2000.

He has a B.S. degree in journalism from the University of Kansas.

Gannett Co., Inc. 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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