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Henry Named President of Indiana Newspaper Group

McLEAN, Va. – Barbara A. Henry has been named president of the newly formed Indiana Newspaper Group, it was announced today by Gannett Co., Inc.

Henry will continue as president and publisher of The Indianapolis Star.

The Indiana Newspaper Group will include Gannett daily newspapers in Indianapolis, Lafayette, Marion, Muncie and Richmond, as well as various non-daily publications.

“Barbara Henry has had an illustrious career as both an editor and a publisher,” said Gary L. Watson, president of the Newspaper Division. “She will continue to provide our Indiana newspapers with strong leadership.”

With the formation of the Indiana Newspaper Group, David F. Licko, vice president/finance in Indianapolis, becomes group controller. Ali M. Zoibi, vice president/human resources at The Star, becomes group human resources director. Gary M. Suisman, president and publisher of the Journal and Courier in Lafayette, becomes a group vice president. He formerly served in a similar role in the East Newspaper Group.

Henry began her Gannett career in 1974 in the newsroom of the Reno (NV) Gazette-Journal, where she later served as managing editor and executive editor. She also served as editor of the Rochester (NY) Democrat and Chronicle and Times-Union, as well as an editor at USA TODAY during its startup period.

In 1991, she was named president and publisher of the Great Falls (MT) Tribune. In 1996, she became president and publisher of The Des Moines Register. She joined The Indianapolis Star in 2000.

Henry is a graduate of the University of Nevada. She has been selected as Gannett Publisher of Year three times.

Gannett Co., Inc. is a leading international news and information company that publishes 94 daily newspapers in the USA, including USA TODAY, the nation’s largest-selling daily newspaper. The company also owns in excess of 400 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 15 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.