USA WEEKEND President and CEO Marcia Bullard to Retire; Chuck Gabrielson Named President and Publisher of USA WEEKEND
McLEAN, VA – Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE: GCI) announced Marcia Bullard, president and CEO of USA WEEKEND, is retiring after 35 years with the company, effective March 31. USA WEEKEND Publisher Charles Gabrielson has been named president and publisher of the weekly magazine.
USA WEEKEND is in more than 700 newspapers and, with its affiliated Web site, reaches 44 million people every weekend. Under Bullard’s guidance, USA WEEKEND’s Make A Difference Day has become the nation’s largest day of volunteering.
“Marcia has had an extraordinary career with Gannett and she has been a driving force for the enduring success of USA WEEKEND. At the same time, Chuck has played an important role in USA WEEKEND’s continued growth and his well-deserved promotion will provide a seamless transition,” said Dave Hunke, president and publisher of USA TODAY.
Bullard joined Gannett in 1974 at the Rochester (NY) Democrat and Chronicle. In 1982, she became a member of the staff that launched USA TODAY, where she served as deputy managing editor of the Life section. In 1985, she was named managing editor of USA WEEKEND. She became editor in 1989 and has been president and CEO since 1996.
Gabrielson joined Gannett in 1971 at The Journal News at Westchester County, NY (then Westchester-Rockland Newspapers), where he served in advertising management roles, including advertising director. He joined USA WEEKEND in 1989 as executive vice president and was named publisher in 1996.
He previously served as advertising director of Macy’s, Inc., and marketing and sales director of Advertising Age. Gabrielson holds two degrees, including an MBA from Long Island University.
Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE: GCI) is an international news and information company operating on multiple platforms including the Internet, mobile, newspapers, magazines and TV stations. Gannett is an Internet leader with hundreds of newspaper and TV Web sites; CareerBuilder.com, the nation’s top employment site; USATODAY.com; and more than 80 local MomsLikeMe.com sites. Gannett publishes 84 daily U.S. newspapers, including USA TODAY, the nation’s largest-selling daily newspaper, and more than 700 magazines and other non-dailies including USA WEEKEND. Gannett also operates 23 television stations in 19 U.S. markets. Gannett subsidiary Newsquest is the United Kingdom’s second largest regional newspaper company with 17 daily paid-for titles, more than 200 weekly newspapers, magazines and trade publications, and a network of Web sites.
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