Gannett CEO taking second medical leave


Gannett Company Chairman and CEO Craig Dubow is again suffering with back problems which sidelined him for four months in 2009. He is again taking a medical leave of absence.

Don’t look for any disruption at Gannett. Gracia Martore, then CFO, kept things running during Dubow’s absence in 2009. She’s since been promoted to President and COO, so she must have done a good job. The Gannett announcement said Martore will serve as “principal executive officer” which Dubow is on medical leave. 

“I believe Gannett is in very good hands as we continue to transform the Company and position it for a successful future,” said Dubow.

“We wish Craig well during this difficult personal time. 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 a statement from Duncan M. McFarland, presiding director of the Gannett board.