Press Releases

Hero image
For immediate release

Newspaper Division Announces Two Publisher Appointments

ARLINGTON, VA — Two publisher appointments were announced today in the Newspaper Division.

— Richard Roesgen becomes president and publisher of The Sheboygan (Wis.) Press. He previously held a similar position at The Reporter at Fond du Lac, Wis. — Genia L. Lovett succeeds Roesgen in Fond du Lac. She previously was advertising director at the Battle Creek (Mich.) Enquirer.

“We’re pleased that, as our company grows, so do the opportunities for deserving executives,” said Gary L. Watson. The Sheboygan and Fond du Lac newspapers were acquired by Gannett from Thomson Newspapers Inc. earlier this year.

Roesgen joined The Reporter in 1991 as news editor. From 1992 to 1998, he served as managing editor before being named publisher. He is a graduate of the University of Montana.

Lovett began her newspaper career at the Chillicothe Gazette in 1979, where she held positions in the News and Advertising departments. In 1987, she became advertising director of The News-Messenger in Fremont, Ohio. She assumed her role in Battle Creek last year.

Gannett Co., Inc. is an 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 in excess of 300 non-daily publications in the USA and USA WEEKEND, a weekly newspaper magazine. In the United Kingdom, Gannett subsidiary Newsquest plc publishes nearly 300 titles, including 15 daily newspapers. Gannett also operates 22 television stations in the United States and is an Internet leader with sites sponsored by most of its TV stations.