Larry Dunn, the popular publisher of Multichannel News and B&C, is leaving those pubs, Multichannel News reports.
According to the article, "Dunn, who joined Multichannel News in 1991 as an account executive and became publisher of the two magazines and their related properties in 2007, will be joining newspaper publisher Newsday as senior vice president of advertising sales."
The story continues, "Dunn will be succeeded by Louis Hillelson, a seven-year veteran of the brands who formerly held the title of associate publisher for B&C and Multichannel News. Hillelson will report to NewBay president and CEO Steve Palm."
NewBay acquired the two publications–along with the trade This Week in Consumer Electronics (TWICE)–in December, 2009, from Reed Business Information.
According to the Multichannel News article, Dunn who is from Long Island, NY, where Newsday is based, starts his new job in early October.
“I am excited about the next chapter of my career at such a powerful brand as Newsday. After 20 years, I have loved every minute, to be just a part of this great, growing industry,” said Dunn, according to the story.
Newsday was purchased in 2008 by Long Island-based cable operator Cablevision Systems Corp.
Cablevision won a bidding war with Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp for the property, paying $650 million for the newspaper, buying it from the Tribune Co.