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Hunsberger Named President and Publisher at the Clarion-Ledger, Jackson, Miss.

Wednesday, Aug. 5, 1998 at 5 p.m.

ARLINGTON, Va. — William W. Hunsberger has been named president and publisher of The Clarion-Ledger in Jackson, Miss., it was announced today.

Hunsberger previously was vice president/circulation of The Cincinnati Enquirer and Cincinnati Post.

“Bill Hunsberger has established a strong management record at both large and smaller newspapers,” said Gary L. Watson, president of Gannett’s Newspaper Division. “In returning to The Clarion-Ledger, it’s a bit of a homecoming for him and his family.”

Hunsberger served as director of circulation at The Clarion-Ledger from 1985 to 1990. He also was president and publisher of the Hattiesburg (Miss.) American from 1991 to 1995. His wife, Melanie, is from Jackson.

Hunsberger is a native of Jacksonville, Fla., who began his newspaper career at the Tampa Tribune. He also has worked in circulation management positions in Richmond, Va.; Beaumont, Texas; Montgomery, Ala. and Brevard County, Fla.

He succeeds Duane McCallister, who resigned to become publisher of The Gaston Gazette in Gastonia, N.C.

Gannett is a nationwide news and information company that publishes 84 daily newspapers, including USA TODAY, and USA WEEKEND, a newspaper magazine. Gannett also operates 21 television stations and cable television systems in five states.