SACRAMENTO, Calif., May 4, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- McClatchy (NYSE: MNI) today named Janet Santostefano the publisher of the Centre Daily Times in State College, Pennsylvania. She will assume her new role immediately. Santostefano previously served as the Centre Daily Times' vice president of advertising and marketing.
"The opportunities in our industry energize Janet," said Pat Talamantes, McClatchy's president and chief executive officer. "I am confident she will elevate the Centre Daily Times' mission of high quality, community service journalism."
Santostefano has been the Centre Daily Times vice president of advertising and marketing since 2014. Prior to that she was the advertising and marketing director and sales manager. She joined the company in 2007 as an advertising account executive.
"As we continue to transform the newsroom and advertising in a digital world, I couldn't be more excited for the opportunity to lead such an incredible team of innovative and forward-thinking people," said Santostefano. "I will continue to champion a digital-first mentality and will look for new ways to improve our reader and advertiser experiences and engagement."
Santostefano replaces Debra Leithauser, who joined the Idaho Statesman in Boise, Idaho, as president and publisher in November 2015.
"Janet is a perfect fit for the publisher role," said Leithauser. "A Pennsylvania native, she knows and cares deeply about the community and the university. Her work ethic is second-to-none and she understands the transformative times journalism is facing."
Janet is a graduate of Penn State. She and her husband Mike live in Pleasant Gap with their two children, Riley and Jack.
McClatchy is a 21st century news and information leader, publisher of iconic brands such as the Miami Herald, The Kansas City Star, The Sacramento Bee, the Charlotte Observer, The (Raleigh) News and Observer, and the (Fort Worth) Star-Telegram. McClatchy operates media companies in 28 U.S. markets in 14 states, providing each of its communities with high-quality news and advertising services in a wide array of digital and print formats. McClatchy is headquartered in Sacramento, Calif., and listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol MNI.
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