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John C. Deushane Named President and General Manager of WXIA/WATL in Atlanta

McLEAN, VA – Gannett’s (NYSE:GCI) Broadcasting Division has named veteran TV executive John C. Deushane as president and general manager at WXIA/WATL in Atlanta. Deushane formerly was chief operating officer for Granite Broadcasting Corporation from 2002-2009.

“John is an experienced and strategic media leader who combines vision with execution. He understands and loves the local media business, and as a long-time resident of Atlanta, he’s going to hit the ground running,” said Dave Lougee, president of Gannett Broadcasting.

Previously, Deushane was senior vice president of Granite Broadcasting from 1998-2002; president and general manager at KSEE-TV in Fresno, CA from 1997-1998; and president and general manager, director of sales, at WEEK-TV in Peoria, IL from 1991-1998. He earlier worked for Price Communications Corporation in various positions, including president and general manager at KRCG-TV in Jefferson City, MO.

Deushane received his Bachelor of Science degree, with a double major of Journalism and Broadcast Management, from Bradley University in Peoria. He graduated magna cum laude.

He has held board of director positions with numerous associations, including the New York, California, Illinois and Missouri Broadcaster Associations, Television Bureau of Advertising, NBC Sales and Marketing Committee, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Easter Seals, Council for Drug Free Youth, Bradley University, Boys & Girls Club, Crime Stoppers and others.

John lives in Atlanta with his wife, Kelly, and their daughters Taylor and Bailey.

Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE: GCI) is an international news and information company operating on multiple platforms including the Internet, mobile, newspapers, magazines and TV stations. Gannett is an Internet leader with hundreds of newspaper and TV web sites;, the nation’s top employment site;; and more than 80 local sites. Gannett publishes 82 daily U.S. newspapers, including USA TODAY, the nation’s largest-selling daily newspaper, and more than 600 magazines and other non-dailies including USA WEEKEND. Gannett also operates 23 television stations in 19 U.S. markets. Gannett subsidiary Newsquest is one of the UK’s leading regional community news providers, with 17 daily paid-for titles, more than 200 weekly newspapers, magazines and trade publications, and a network of web sites.

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