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Gannett Names Robbins President, Publisher of Richmond, in Newspaper

McLEAN, VA – Robert E. (Bob) Robbins today was appointed president and publisher of the Palladium-Item in Richmond, IN. Robbins has been president of Gannett’s Newspaper Network of Central Ohio (NNCO) and president and publisher of The Newark (OH) Advocate.

“Bob is a great fit for the Palladium-Item. Not only is he an award-winning publisher with strong business skills, he also is a native of Richmond and held his first newspaper job there,” said Sue Clark-Johnson, president of Gannett’s Newspaper Division. “It’s always great to promote talented people; in this case, it’s a double pleasure to help Bob return to a newspaper and a community he loves and understands.”

A replacement for Robbins at the NNCO will be named shortly.

Robbins began his career as a paper checker at the Palladium-Item in 1969 and held various positions in the Finance Department there. He was named controller at the Chronicle Tribune in Marion, IN in 1977 and became controller at the Clarion Ledger in Jackson, MS in 1984.

In 1988, he was named president and publisher of the Hattiesburg (MS) American, returning to Gannett the following year as president and publisher of the Clarion Ledger. He has held various publisher and group vice president positions since in New Jersey, Washington and Wisconsin. He became president of the NNCO in 2004.

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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