Digital First Media Announces Retirement of Jerry Grilly from The Denver Post
Thursday, January 12, 2012
NEW YORK – Digital First Media, which jointly manages both MediaNews Group and Journal Register Company, announced today the retirement of Jerry Grilly, President and Chief Executive Officer of The Denver Post.
“Jerry is going to be sorely missed,” said Digital First Media CEO John Paton. “Jerry has been a remarkable business leader for our Company in a number of capacities and he has always excelled. We are going to miss his passion and his energy.”
Mr. Grilly previously served as President and CEO of The Denver Post since March 2009. He was previously named Publisher and President of The Denver Post in 1998 before being named the Executive Vice-President and Chief Operating Officer of MediaNews Group where he served until 2006.
“I came out of retirement almost three years ago to help MNG, and especially The Denver Post, create the transformational model into the digital world in our efforts to not only survive but thrive in the new and modern digital information age,” Mr. Grilly said. “Our team is nationally respected in those efforts and the Digital First Media leadership team brings an even greater effort and vision to accelerate our model. It has been an honor and privilege to work with and serve an incredibly dynamic and talented team.”
Grilly will remain with The Denver Post through February 10.
Digital First Media has started an immediate search both internally and externally for Mr. Grilly’s replacement. In the interim, all sales functions will report to Kirk MacDonald, Executive Vice President Sales for Digital First Media with business functions reporting to Digital First Media President Jeff Bairstow. Editorial will continue to report to Mr. Singleton in his role as Publisher of The Denver Post.
About Digital First Media
Digital First Media is headquartered in New York City and jointly manages Journal Register Company and MediaNews Group. Digital First Media reaches 57 million Americans each month through more than 800 multiplatform products across 18 states.
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