Gannett has named Nancy Meyer president of North Jersey Media Group, a company Gannett acquired this July.
Michael Kane, president of the East Group of the Domestic Publishing division of Gannett, called it a homecoming for Meyer. She launched her advertising career at Star-Gazette, a newspaper in Elmira, New York, owned by Gannett.
Meyer was previously publisher and CEO of the Orlando Sentinel Media Group, which Tronc, formerly Tribune Publishing, owns.
John Zidich, president of Gannett’s U.S. Domestic Publishing, praised Meyer leadership of the Orlando Sentinel. In 2015, the publication was recognized by Editor & Publisher as one of the ‘Ten Newspapers That Do It Right’ and won the magazine's EPPY award for the ‘Best Business Website.’
Gannett also announced today that Rick Green has been named vice president of news and editor of North Jersey Media Group. He was most recently president and publisher of Enquirer Media in Cincinnati, Ohio, and a regional group president at Gannett.
North Jersey Media Group includes prominent dailies The Record and The Herald News, as well as dozens of community newspapers and other affiliated digital media properties, like northjersey.com.
The sale to Gannett brought an end to a decades-long family ownership of The Record. The Borg family had owned the newspaper since 1930.