McLEAN, Va., Oct. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE: GCI) today announced Dave Morgan has been named president of USA TODAY Sports Media Group. Morgan succeeds Tom Beusse, who had been president of USA TODAY Sports Media Group since its formation in 2011. Beusse is leaving to pursue other opportunities. Morgan has served as senior vice president of content and editor-in-chief of USA TODAY Sports Media Group since 2011.
USA TODAY Sports Media Group, a top five online sports destination, includes sports initiatives across USA TODAY as well as Gannett's more than 100 U.S. Community Publishing and broadcast television properties. It also includes:
- USA TODAY Sports Images
- USA TODAY High School Sports
- For The Win
- Sports on Earth
- USA TODAY Sports Digital properties, which consist of hundreds of digital sports assets including The Big Lead family of sports sites, MMAjunkie.com and the action sports destination BNQT.
"We look forward to Dave continuing the work Tom started by building USA TODAY Sports Media Group into the top source of sports news and information in the country," said Larry Kramer, president and publisher of USA TODAY. "Dave's newsroom experience and business background make him the right fit to lead our sports team as we transition from entrepreneurial startup into the next phase of development.
"Tom's energy and enthusiasm were key to the initial stages of building USA TODAY Sports Media Group into a top five digital sports destination. We wish Tom all the best in his future endeavors," said Kramer.
Prior to joining USA TODAY Sports Media Group, Morgan served as executive editor of Yahoo! North American Audience, where he built Yahoo! into one of the top sports websites in the country. Morgan came to Yahoo! after working at The Los Angeles Times for more than 20 years, including time as deputy sports editor in charge of daily operations. In 2008, he was named one of the "100 Most Influential People in Sports" by BusinessWeek.
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