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Timothy Dowd Named President and Publisher of the Californian in Salinas

ARLINGTON, VA – Timothy S. Dowd has been named president and publisher of The Californian in Salinas, it was announced today by the Newspaper Division of Gannett Co., Inc.

Dowd previously was group publisher for the North Coast Newspapers, a part of the MediaNews Group. He was based in Eureka, Calif., and had responsibility for six daily and non-daily publications.

Dowd succeeds Linda K. Greiwe, who last month was named vice president of advertising/sales at The Arizona Republic in Phoenix.

Dowd is returning to Gannett, where he served in management positions, including advertising director, at the Times Herald in Port Huron, Mich., and the Chillicothe (Ohio) Gazette from 1980 to 1995.

“We’re pleased to welcome Tim Dowd back to Gannett,” said Gary L. Watson, president of the Newspaper Division. “His experience with the company, in addition to the knowledge and skills that have been honed over the past six years, will be great assets as he assumes responsibility for The Californian.”

Prior to moving to Eureka, Dowd served as publisher of The Marion (Ohio) Star and director of Interactive Media for the Thomson Central Ohio Strategic Marketing Group.

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 and newspapers including, one of the most popular news sites on the Web.