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Monica Richardson Appointed USA TODAY Senior Vice President

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Richardson brings 30 years of experience in journalism and numerous accolades to ҹ̽

 

ҹ̽. (NYSE: GCI) today announced Monica R. Richardson will join ҹ̽ to lead ’s award-winning newsroom as Senior Vice President effective April 1. Reporting to the Chief Content Officer, Richardson will work closely to extend the reach of the Nation’s Newspaper and invigorate USA TODAY’s portfolio. Richardson most recently served as Vice President of Local News and Large Markets for McClatchy.

As a seasoned professional with a proven 30-year long track record of devising strategies for digital audience growth and leading cross divisional collaborations, Richardson is primed to spearhead dramatic and long-term growth across the enterprise. Her various accolades include receiving two Pulitzer Prize honors as well as National Press Foundation Editor of the Year.

“We were incredibly drawn to Monica’s exceptional credentials as a journalist, editor and media executive to lead the next phase of USA TODAY’s strategic transformation,” said Chief Content Officer Kristin Roberts. “Her action-oriented management style combined with her passion for our industry will give fresh life and new reach to our iconic portfolio of news and information brands.”

Richardson will champion the five pillars of USA TODAY: Sports, Money, Entertainment, Life and News to translate a growing audience into a successful, diversified content monetization strategy to reestablish USA TODAY as the most relevant, far-reaching media organization in the country.

“Embarking on this new professional journey, I am eager to bring my passion, expertise, and dedication to the forefront, driving innovation and leveraging every opportunity to keep our business sustainable. With a steadfast commitment to journalism excellence and strategic thinking that is rooted in mission, I am proud to join the ҹ̽ family and contribute to its continued growth and advancement in our industry,” said Monica Richardson. “I am joining USA TODAY with a personal commitment to ensuring that we thrive as a news organization and business, and that we wholeheartedly fulfill our mission of service, providing value and impact in the lives of our diverse communities throughout the country.”

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