Gannett CEO Dubow Resigns

Gannett CEO Craig Dubow has resigned, citing medical problems, the company announced.

Dubow had taken a medical leave of absence on Sept. 15 but is now officially not coming back; COO Gracia Martore will take over Dubow’s role.

“I am extremely proud of where we are today as a company. We have always maintained an unwavering focus on the consumer. As a result, we have evolved into a digitally led media and marketing solutions company committed to delivering trusted news and information anywhere, anytime. For me, the decision to step down was difficult, but I must now focus on my health and my family. I will miss working with the talented team at Gannett and firmly believe the company’s best days lie ahead. Gannett is in good hands under Gracia’s leadership and well positioned to succeed going forward,” Dubow’s statement read.

Martore: “I have great admiration for what Craig has achieved in building our business to meet the changing needs of consumers and businesses today. We will miss him and wish him and his family the very best. I am honored to be assuming the lead at Gannett at this time.”

Dubow was one of the least-liked CEOs in media, but drew a large salary—$9.4 million in 2010. At this point, though, we wish him all the best at this trying time and hope he feels better.