Gannett Names Dubow President and CEO

May 25, 2005  •  Post A Comment

Gannett on Wednesday named the head of its television unit as president and CEO of the entire media company.

Craig Dubow, president and CEO of Gannett’s broadcasting division since 2001, will assume his new title July 15. He succeeds Douglas McCorkindale, who also serves as chairman and will keep that title until the end of his employment contract on July 1, 2006.

In addition to being named president and CEO, Mr. Dubow was named to Gannett’s board.

Mr. Dubow began his career at Gannett in 1981 in advertising sales at KUSA-TV in Denver, and held various sales positions before becoming station manager at KVUE-TV in Austin, Texas. He later became general manager of Gannett’s NBC affiliate in Atlanta, WXIA-TV, and in 1996 was given additional responsibilities as executive VP of Gannett’s TV operations. Four years later, he was named president of Gannett Broadcasting, and in 2001 he added the title of CEO.

Meanwhile, Roger Ogden, senior VP of Gannett Broadcasting and general manager of KUSA, was tapped to replace Mr. Dubow as CEO of the broadcast division. A 38-year veteran of broadcast TV, Mr. Ogden has held various management titles at Gannett stations in Denver and Louisville, Ky., before serving as president and managing director of NBC Europe from 1995-97. Two years later, he was named general manager of KUSA, before adding oversight of Gannett’s stations in Atlanta, Cleveland, Phoenix, Washington and Sacramento as well as the Captivate Network, an office-building entertainment service.