SACRAMENTO, Calif., Nov. 6, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- McClatchy (NYSE American: MNI) today named Todd Frantz as the general manager and vice president of advertising of the Tri-City Herald, which serves communities of southeastern Washington state. Frantz will assume his new role November 27.
"Todd's market experience, expertise in digital product offerings and tremendous sales track record will be great assets to the Tri-City Herald," said Gary Wortel, McClatchy's regional publisher for the West.
Todd joins McClatchy from Central Missouri Newspapers (WEHCO), where he was the general manager for multiple news titles and helped launch Flypaper Digital at the Sentinel-Record in Hot Springs, Arkansas. He also worked as a general manager for Gatehouse Media in Texas and was executive advertising director for the Daily Herald in Provo Utah, where he helped launch the Utah Adventurer website.
Prior to his tenure in Utah, Todd was the president and publisher for the Auburn Journal in Auburn, California.
"I am honored and excited to join McClatchy and be a part of such an innovative and dynamic media company," commented Frantz. "I look forward to assuming this leadership position at the Tri-City Herald and to making a positive impact on both the organization and the community."
Todd and his wife Maria and teenage daughter will be relocating to the Tri-Cities area by the end of the year.
McClatchy operates 30 media companies 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 a publisher of iconic brands such as the Miami Herald, The Kansas City Star, The Sacramento Bee, The Charlotte Observer, The (Raleigh) News & Observer, and the (Fort Worth) Star-Telegram. McClatchy is headquartered in Sacramento, Calif., and listed on the New York Stock Exchange American under the symbol MNI.