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Bill Nagel Named Publisher of the San Francisco Chronicle


Hearst Newspapers today named Bill Nagel publisher of the San
Francisco Chronicle
, replacing Jeff Johnson who was named president
of Hearst Newspapers in February. The announcement was made by Hearst
President and CEO Steven R. Swartz and Johnson.

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Bill Nagel, publisher of the San Francisco Chronicle (Photo: Business Wire)

Bill Nagel, publisher of the San Francisco Chronicle (Photo: Business Wire)

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

The San Francisco Chronicle is the largest newspaper
in Northern California and the second largest on the West Coast.
Acquired by Hearst in 2000, the San Francisco Chronicle was
founded in 1865 by Charles and Michael de Young and has been awarded six
Pulitzer Prizes for journalistic excellence.

"Bill has successfully managed large businesses at both Cox and the Los
Angeles Times
," Johnson said. "He brings great experience,
especially in the areas of audience engagement and consumer revenue, and
he will be a terrific leader for our outstanding team in San Francisco."

Nagel joins Hearst from Cox Media Group, where he most recently served
as vice president, shared audience, and led a shared services business
for four markets. He joined Cox in 2016 from Tribune Publishing, where
he served as executive vice president, marketing and business services
beginning in 2013. From 2009 to 2013, Nagel was executive vice
president, business services at the Los Angeles Times,
having previously worked as senior vice president/business channels for
the San Diego Union-Tribune beginning in June 2008.

"I am excited to return to California to join the award-winning team at
the San Francisco Chronicle," Nagel said. "Hearst is
committed to all of its brands in their many expressions and my mission
is to ensure that the Bay Area is served by this exceptional newspaper
on every platform."

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 San Francisco ChronicleHouston
 and Albany Times Union, nearly 300
magazines around the world including Cosmopolitan, ELLE, Harper's
 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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