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Osenenko to Head Gannett News Service

McLEAN, VA – Derek Osenenko, executive editor at the Courier-Post in Cherry Hill, NJ, has been named editor of Gannett News Service, based in McLean, VA.

“Derek brings us great knowledge of various-sized Gannett operations and the convergence skills needed to operate in today’s media world,” said Phil Currie, Senior Vice President/News at Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE: GCI).

Osenenko began his journalism career in 1980 at the Citrus County Chronicle in Inverness, FL and in 1984 moved to Ocala (FL) Star-Banner. He joined Gannett in 1989 as managing editor of the Poughkeepsie (NY) Journal and was promoted to executive editor in 1994. He served as executive editor at FLORIDA TODAY in Melbourne, FL, from 1999 to 2003 when he was named executive editor in Cherry Hill. Osenenko is a four-time winner of Gannett’s President Ring award honoring top news executives. He was named Editor of the Year in 1998.

Osenenko replaces Mark Silverman, who moves to The Tennessean in Nashville as editor and vice president/Content and Audience Development. Everett J. Mitchell, formerly vice president/News and editor at The Tennessean, was selected to replace Osenenko as executive editor in Cherry Hill.

Gannett Co., Inc. is a leading international news and information company that publishes 90 daily newspapers in the USA, including USA TODAY, the nation’s largest-selling daily newspaper. The company also owns nearly 1,000 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 23 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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