MCLEAN, Va., Nov. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE: GCI) today named Alan English president and publisher of The Times in Shreveport, LA. English is currently the general manager and executive editor of The Times. In his new role, English also will oversee The News-Star in Monroe, LA.
"Alan has been instrumental in developing and implementing strategy for stronger engagement with our readers and business partners this past year," said Judi Terzotis, Gannett Louisiana Regional President. "His commitment and passion for our organization, staff and community run deep. He is the right person to lead the talented staff at The Times and oversee The News-Star."
Prior to being named general manager of the The Times last year, English was publisher of the Log Cabin Democrat in Conway, AR. He joined the Log Cabin Democrat after serving as vice president of audience and executive editor for the Augusta (GA) Chronicle. English previously worked for nearly a decade at The Times, first as the managing editor then as executive editor. English has also worked at the Rochester (NY) Democrat and Chronicle and The Journal News in Westchester, NY, both owned by Gannett.
"Shreveport is home for my family and I'm honored to be in this role with the opportunity to do more to help this community thrive," said English. "We've built a great team and I'm lucky to be part of building a new future for The Times as we become more involved in the community."
English is a graduate of the Rochester Institute of Technology. He and his wife have two children.
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