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Heskett Named vice President/Finance of Gannett’s Broadcasting Division

McLEAN, VA – Julie Heskett, vice president/business manager of Gannett’s KSDK-TV in St. Louis, today was named vice president/Finance of Gannett Broadcasting.

“Julie is smart and energetic; we are thrilled to have her join our team,” said Dave Lougee, president of Gannett Broadcast. “Her sharp financial skills, as well as her strategic way of thinking, will be a great asset to Gannett Broadcasting’s corporate staff.”

Heskett has been business manager of KSDK-TV in St. Louis since 2000, adding the title of vice president in 2007. She joined KSDK-TV in April of 1998 as accounting manager. Prior to Gannett, Heskett was a controller at HS Construction Company.

Heskett attended the National Association of Broadcasters Management Development Seminar for Television Executives in 2004 and completed a 12-month Gannett Broadcasting Management program the same year. She is a graduate of Maryville University in St. Louis and has an MBA from Fontbonne College.

Heskett replaces Caroline J. Miller, who resigned earlier this month.

Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE: GCI) is a leading international news and information company that operates 23 TV stations and 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 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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