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Krans Named President, Publisher of Gannett’s Palm Springs, CA Newspaper

McLEAN, VA – Michelle M. Krans today was named president and publisher of The Desert Sun in Palm Springs, CA, said Sue Clark-Johnson, president-designate of the Newspaper Division of Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE: GCI).

“Michelle brings a passion for the newspaper business combined with a real interest in helping the communities we serve,” Clark-Johnson said. “She has a thorough knowledge of the market and is prepared to lead this newspaper for years to come. I am very pleased Michelle will be running Palm Springs.”

Krans replaces Robert Dickey, who last week was named senior group president of the Pacific Newspaper Group and chairman of Phoenix Newspapers.

Krans has been Advertising and Marketing director of The Desert Sun since 2001. She began her Gannett career at the Palm Springs newspaper as the Marketing and Promotions manager in 1990. She also has served as Market Development manager; Custom Publishing manager and Market Development director at the paper. From 1985 to 1990, she was with McCord Insurance Services in Studio City, CA.

Gannett Co., Inc. is a leading international news and information company that publishes 99 daily newspapers in the USA, including USA TODAY, the nation’s largest-selling daily newspaper. The company also owns more than 900 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 21 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.

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