Eric Gertler, executive chairman of U.S. News & World Report, has been named chief executive officer of the digital media company.
Gentler will spearhead overall strategy and growth plans, working with Bill Holiber, a 20-year veteran of the company who was named vice chairman and also serves as president. Holiber will continue to run day-to-day operations.
The company hopes to offer even “more dynamic content and services to consumers,” Gentler states.
In addition, it will continue to invest in quality rankings, independent reporting, data journalism and consumer advice.
Gertler served as the executive chairman of U.S. News from 2015 to 2019 and concurrently as co-chairman and co-publisher of the New York Daily News from 2015 to 2017. He also was president of U.S. News, Fast Company and The Atlantic in the late 1990s.
Holiber has served as president and CEO of U.S. News since 2004 and concurrently president and CEO of The New York Daily News from 2010 to 2017. In 2000, he became publisher of U.S. News, and prior to that, had senior roles at The Atlantic, Applied Technologies, CurtCo Freedom Group and Cowles Business Media.
The company says that more than 40 million people visit USNews.com each month, and that platform reaches almost 500 million people per year.