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Larry Whitaker Named President and Publisher of the Chronicle-Tribune

ARLINGTON, Va. — Larry K. Whitaker has been named president and publisher of the Chronicle-Tribune in Marion, Ind., Gannett Co., Inc. announced today.

Whitaker, who previously had been advertising director of the Asheville (N.C.) Citizen-Times, succeeds Victor W. Hussey, who retired.

“We want to thank Vic Hussey for his outstanding contributions to Gannett and the Chronicle-Tribune,” said Gary L. Watson, president of the Newspaper Division. “We wish him all the best in his retirement.”

Whitaker joined Gannett in 1989 at the Arkansas Gazette. Later the same year, he was named advertising director at The Times in Gainesville, Ga. In 1995, he assumed a similar role at the Springfield News-Leader. He joined the Citizen-Times in 1998.

“Larry Whitaker is an experienced advertising executive who will continue the tradition of service and leadership in Marion,” Watson said.

Gannett Co., Inc. is an international news and information company that publishes 74 daily newspapers in the USA, including USA TODAY, the nation’s largest-selling daily newspaper. The company also owns a variety of non-daily publications and USA WEEKEND, a weekly newspaper magazine. Newsquest plc, a wholly owned Gannett subsidiary acquired in mid-1999, is one of the largest regional newspaper publishers in England with a portfolio of more than 180 titles. Its publications include 11 daily newspapers with a combined circulation of approximately 450,000. Newsquest also publishes a variety of non-daily publications, including Berrow’s Worcester Journal, the oldest continuously published newspaper in the world. Gannett also operates 22 television stations.