Gannett Focusses on Increasing Its Local Reach

By Andrew Gauthier 

Broadcasting & Cable

Gannett reported a 20% revenue increase in its broadcasting division for second quarter 2010, with “very positive revenue trends” at its TV stations perking up the multifaceted media giant, according to Chairman/ CEO Craig Dubow. Gannett owns 23 stations, and recent deals with Yahoo on the ad side and DataSphere on the content side further expand its reach.

Gannett Broadcasting President Dave Lougee spoke with B&C Deputy Editor Michael Malone about what makes the Gannett stations, including KUSA Denver and KSDK St. Louis, among broadcasting’s best. More…