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Hearst Newspapers Names Mark Medici Executive Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer

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Hearst Newspapers today announced that Mark Medici has been named
executive vice president and chief marketing officer, a new position.
Medici previously served as vice president of Audience and Newspaper
Operations at Cox Media Group. The announcement was made by Hearst
Executive Vice President and COO Mark Aldam and Hearst Newspapers
President Jeff Johnson. Medici will be based in Houston and will report
to Johnson.

With more than 4,000 employees across the nation, Hearst Newspapers
publishes 24 dailies and 64 weeklies, including the Houston
Chronicle
San Francisco ChronicleThe New
Haven Register
 and Albany Times Union. It also
operates digital marketing services and directories businesses under the
LocalEdge brand.

Medici will oversee the consumer marketing strategy for all Hearst
Newspapers across platforms, as well as directly oversee consumer
revenue and marketing for the Houston Chronicle and San
Antonio Express-News
, where he will work closely with those
respective publishers.

"Mark is one of the most respected executives in our industry, with a
tremendous track record of executing strategies to drive audience
engagement and consumer revenue, and great insights in the use of data
and marketing to grow and retain readers," Johnson said.

"I am honored to join the Hearst Newspapers group," Medici said.
"Hearst's reputation for protecting and informing its local communities
is unmatched in our industry and so is its commitment to growing and
retaining readers. In this new role, I look forward to working across
the group to drive emerging digital consumer revenue streams while
maintaining strong print fundamentals."

Prior to his seven years at Cox Media Group (2011 to 2018), Medici spent
four years at A.H. Belo (2007 to 2011) as vice president of audience for The
Dallas Morning News
. From 1997 to 2007, he worked at Advance
Publications as an outside sales representative and later became
director of audience for The Oregonian.

Medici holds a bachelor's degree in American History from the University
of Washington.

About Hearst

Hearst is one of the nation's largest diversified media, information and
services companies with more than 360 businesses. Its major interests
include ownership in cable television networks such as A&E, HISTORY,
Lifetime and ESPN; global ratings agency Fitch Group; Hearst Health, a
group of medical information and services businesses; 31 television
stations such as WCVB-TV in Boston and KCRA-TV in Sacramento,
California, which reach a combined 19 percent of U.S. viewers;
newspapers such as the Houston ChronicleSan
Francisco Chronicle
 and Albany Times Union, nearly
300 magazines around the world including Cosmopolitan, ELLE, Harper's
BAZAAR
 and Car and Driver; digital services
businesses such as iCrossing and KUBRA; and investments in emerging
digital and video companies such as Complex Networks, AwesomenessTV,
BuzzFeed and Vice. Follow us on Twitter @HearstLive and @Hearst.

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