Gannett Company announced today that chairman and CEO Craig Dubow will take a medical leave of absence “to address continuing issues relating to prior medical conditions.”
Gracia Martore will serve as the company’s principal executive officer during Dubow’s absence. Martore, who also stepped into Dubow’s leadership role during a prior medical leave in 2009, is the company’s president and chief operating officer.
“The Board has confidence in Gracia and our very capable management team to run the day-to-day operations of the company, and we believe Gannett won’t miss a beat at this important juncture,” said presiding director Duncan McFarland, in announcing the news.
Dubow has held a number of corporate positions at Gannett. Before being named CEO of the company in 2001, he was president for one year and executive vice president for four years. Prior to that, he was the president and general manager of Gannett-owned WXIA, the NBC affiliate in Atlanta.