Gannett Names New President and Publisher in Murfreesboro, TN
McLEAN, VA – Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE: GCI) announced today that Andrew Oppmann, formerly general manager and executive editor at The Post-Crescent in Appleton, WI, has been named president and publisher of The Daily News Journal in Murfreesboro, TN, and vice president/audience management at The Tennessean in Nashville.
“Andrew’s leadership and zest for community involvement will serve the paper and citizens of Murfreesboro and Nashville well,” said Sue Clark-Johnson, president of Gannett’s Newspaper Division. “We’re thrilled he’s joining the management team in the Tennessee group.”
Oppmann began his newspaper career as a reporter in 1985. In 1988, he became bureau chief and then assistant metro editor of the Lexington (KY) Herald-Leader. He was deputy metro editor and metro editor at The Houston (TX) Post before becoming the Kentucky editor of The Cincinnati (OH) Enquirer in 1994. In 1998, Oppmann became managing editor of the Montgomery (AL) Advertiser, then executive editor of The Post-Crescent in 2001. In 2005, he assumed the additional role of general manager at the paper.
Oppmann is a graduate of the University of Kentucky School of Journalism and Telecommunications.
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 USATODAY.com, one of the most popular news sites on the Web.
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