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Gannett’s Newspaper Division Announces Executive Appointments

McLEAN, Va. – Four executive appointments were announced today in the Newspaper Division.

    Eugenia (Genia) A. Lovett has been named president and publisher of the Wausau (Wis.) Daily Herald and a vice president in the Midwest Newspaper Group. She formerly was president and publisher of The Reporter in Fond du Lac, Wis.

    Margaret (Lani) M.L.K. Dorlack succeeds Lovett in Fond du Lac. She previously was the advertising director in Fond du Lac.

    Barry Rothfeld becomes president and publisher of the Poughkeepsie (N.Y.) Journal. He previously was president and publisher of The Ithaca (N.Y.) Journal.

    James J. Fogler succeeds Rothfeld in Ithaca. He previously was market development director of the Press & Sun-Bulletin in Binghamton, N.Y.

“It’s always great when we can make promotions at the publisher level from within the company,” said Gary L. Watson, president of the Newspaper Division. “Each of these executives has demonstrated he or she is ready to take on this additional responsibility.”

Lovett began her newspaper career at the Chillicothe (Ohio) Gazette in 1975, where she later became advertising director. She also served as advertising director of The News-Messenger in Fremont, OH, and the Battle Creek (Mich.) Enquirer. She joined The Reporter in 2000.

Lovett succeeds Robert E. Robbins, who last week was named president of the Newspaper Network of Central Ohio and president and publisher of The Advocate in Newark.

Dorlack joined Gannett at The Honolulu Advertiser in 1998, where she served in several management roles in Advertising and Online. She also served as advertising director of the Palladium-Item in Richmond, Ind., and as manager of non-daily publications for the Gannett Wisconsin Group. She previously worked for newspapers in California, Colorado, Maryland and Texas.

Rothfeld succeeds Richard K. Wager, who becomes chairman of the Poughkeepsie Journal and continues as a vice president in the Atlantic Newspaper Group.

Rothfeld served as executive editor in Poughkeepsie from 1990 to 1994. He also was editor in Binghamton from 1994 to 1997, when he moved to Ithaca. He joined the company in 1973 at the Gannett Suburban Newspapers group in Westchester County, where he served in a variety of news management positions.

He is a native of the Bronx and holds degrees from Queens College and Columbia University. He is a member of the board of directors of the New York Newspaper Publishers Association.

Fogler also was born in the Bronx. He holds a degree from East Stroudsburg (Pa.) University. He joined Gannett in 1988 in the marketing department in Poughkeepsie. He held management positions at the Lansdale (Pa.) Reporter and in Westchester before moving to Binghamton in 1999.

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 500 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 22 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.

For more information, contact:
Tara Connell
Vice President of Corporate Communications
(703) 854-6049