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Company Overview of The McClatchy Company

Company Overview

The McClatchy Company publishes newspapers, and related digital and direct marketing products in the United States. Its newspapers include the Miami Herald, The Kansas City Star, The Sacramento Bee, The Charlotte Observer, The (Raleigh) News and Observer, and the (Fort Worth) Star-Telegram. The company operates 29 daily newspapers, Websites, mobile apps, mobile news and advertising, video products, niche publications, direct marketing, direct mail services, and nearby community newspapers. The McClatchy Company was founded in 1860 and is headquartered in Sacramento, California.

2100 Q Street

Sacramento, CA 95816

United States

Founded in 1860

5,100 Employees



Key Executives for The McClatchy Company

Chief Executive Officer, President, Director and Member of Pension & Savings Plans Committee
Age: 51
Total Annual Compensation: $873.2K
Chief Financial Officer and Vice President of Finance
Age: 60
Total Annual Compensation: $466.9K
Vice President of Operations
Age: 55
Total Annual Compensation: $621.2K
Vice President of Human Resources, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary
Age: 45
Total Annual Compensation: $324.6K
Age: 65
Total Annual Compensation: $325.4K
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2015.

The McClatchy Company Key Developments

McClatchy Names Sara Glines President and Publisher of the News & Observer in Raleigh, North Carolina Effective September 26, 2016

McClatchy named Sara Glines president and publisher of The News & Observer in Raleigh, North Carolina. She will assume her new role September 26, 2016. Glines previously served as president of the Atlantic Group for the Gannett Co., overseeing eight daily news organizations and additional non-dailies. Glines has been overseeing digital initiatives for nearly 20 years, beginning as editor in chief of New Jersey Online in 1996. In 1999 she led the conversion of America Online sites and popular magazines like Car & Driver, Woman's Day and Elle to the web as a managing director at Hachette Filipacchi New Media. She joined MediaNews Group in 2003 as vice president, interactive, for their East Coast operations where she managed internet advertising, editorial and technical operations for 14 daily newspapers.

McClatchy Announces the Launch of Excelerate

McClatchy announced the launch of excelerate (, a full-service digital agency designed to offer local and regional advertising clients marketing solutions that drive results. Excelerate uses data-driven principles to design customized digital marketing plans for businesses, then tracks and measures success every step of the way. Owned by McClatchy but with separate executive, creative and national sales teams, excelerate offers businesses, leading marketing services and solutions at the local and regional level. The newly launched effort is building partnerships with clients and already has roots in more than a dozen growing U.S. markets. Excelerate has already established successful relationships with regional retailers, performing arts organizations, automotive dealers and more. Services offered include website creation, SEO, social media management, video, creative, branded content production and research. Results are tracked and delivered with a focus on driving a strong and measurable return on investment for every client's campaign. Excelerate General Manager Andrea Rowan says collaboration is key when partnering with clients.

McClatchy Announces Executive Changes

McClatchy announced the appointment of Maria Thomas to its board of directors, effective August 15, 2016. Thomas replaces Kathleen Foley Feldstein, a long-standing member of the board, who retired at the company’s annual meeting on May 18, 2016. Thomas was an early product leader at and has been building innovative digital business models and lasting consumer brands ever since. She spent seven years leading NPR Digital and most recently served as the interim CEO and strategic advisor to Glamsquad. Thomas has held executive roles with other successful startups like Etsy and SmartThings, as well as with more established brands like American Express.

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