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Susan D. Leath Named Publisher, President at Wilmington News Journal

Leath, 48, comes to News Journal after stint at The Centre Daily Times in State College, Pa.
Susan D. Leath has been named president and publisher of The News Journal Media Group, the Gannett Co. announced Tuesday.

The media group includes The News Journal newspaper and DelawareOnline.com.

Leath comes to The News Journal after serving as president and publisher of The Centre Daily Times in State College, Pa., since 2009. Before that, she was the top advertising and marketing executive at the paper from 2005.

Thomas M. Donovan, Gannett Mid-Atlantic Group president, made the announcement to News Journal staff.

“She understands the need for transformation and change in our industry and embraces that,” Donovan said, praising “her passion for the business” and her expertise in advertising and marketing.

Leath, who will start Oct. 21, succeeds interim Publisher Ellen Leifeld, who took over in July for former President and Publisher Howard Griffin, who was named vice president/national sales for U.S. Community Publishing.

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