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Derek Murphy Named Executive Vice President And General Manager Of USA TODAY



 Derek Murphy Named Executive Vice President And General Manager Of USA TODAY

PR Newswire

MCLEAN, Va., Feb. 11, 2013

MCLEAN, Va., Feb. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- USA TODAY announced today that
Derek Murphy has been named executive vice president and general manager of
USA TODAY. The announcement was made by Larry Kramer, president and publisher
of USA TODAY.  Murphy, previously general manager of multicultural media at
AOL Huffington Post Media Group, will manage day-to-day operations of USA
TODAY and report to Kramer.

"USA TODAY is looking toward the future and Derek's role will be to manage the
transition of USA TODAY to a digital-first enterprise," said Kramer. "He will
lead a dynamic senior leadership team to grow the USA TODAY brand. I believe
his experience and expertise will guide us well as we expand our digital
footprint."

"I'm excited to join the USA TODAY team and look forward to contributing to
its future success. USA TODAY is an iconic media brand and I can't wait to
build on the remarkable work that has been done recently with the
reimagination of its print and digital products," said Murphy.

Murphy is an enterprising business development and operations executive with
deep experience building brands and growing traditional and digital businesses
in the financial services, media and entertainment industries.  As general
manager of multicultural media at AOL Huffington Post Media Group he led the
overall strategy, audience development, operational and business performance
for the launch and management of several new multicultural websites and
related content and advertising partnerships.  Murphy joined Huffington Post
in 2009 as senior vice president, business development, where he was
responsible for structuring strategic partnerships to scale the business and
deliver material growth in content offerings, brand presence, audience
engagement and revenues. 

Prior to joining Huffington Post, Murphy was vice president, business
development and operations for CNN News Group where he developed strategic
content syndication, marketing and distribution partnerships for CNN digital
and select CNN television network properties.  He also advised Madison Square
Garden and Ticketmaster in the launch and marketing of TicketExchange, an
online secondary ticketing service for the New York Knicks and New York
Rangers, and was a founding member and head of sponsorship marketing in
American Express' Global Advertising and Brand Management Group.

Murphy has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering and Management from
Tufts University and an MBA degree from the Wharton School.  He is on the
leadership board of the Council of Urban Professionals and served for several
years on the boards of Brewster Academy and South Orange Performing Arts
Center.  Murphy and his wife are the proud parents of three teenagers.

USA TODAY is a multi-platform news and information media company. Founded in
1982, USA TODAY's mission is to serve as a forum for better understanding and
unity to help make the USA truly one nation.  Through its unique visual
storytelling, USA TODAY delivers high-quality and engaging content across
print, digital, social and video platforms.  An innovator of news and
information, USA TODAY reflects the pulse of the nation and serves as the host
of the American conversation – today, tomorrow and for decades to follow. USA
TODAY, the nation's number one newspaper in print circulation with an average
of nearly 1.8 million daily, and USATODAY.com, an award-winning newspaper
website launched in 1995, reach a combined 6.6 million readers daily. USA
TODAY is a leader in mobile applications with more than 16 million downloads
on mobile devices. USA TODAY is owned by Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE: GCI).

(Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120913/DC73541LOGO)

SOURCE USA TODAY

Website: http://www.usatoday.com
Contact: Heidi Zimmerman, Director/Communications, +1-703-854-5304,
hzimmerman@usatoday.com
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