MCLEAN, Va. – Robert J. Dickey, president and CEO of Gannett Co., will retire in May 2019, the company announced Wednesday.
Dickey, 61, has led the company since June 2015 and helped oversee its split into two publicly traded companies, Gannett, a publishing company, and TEGNA, a broadcasting company with 47 TV stations in 39 markets.
Gannett, the parent company of USA Today, also owns 11 daily newspapers in Wisconsin, including the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, The (Appleton) Post-Crescent and the Green Bay Press-Gazette. Several nondaily newspapers in Wisconsin also are part of the USA Today Network, including the Door County Advocate and the Now News Group in suburban Milwaukee.
Prior to becoming CEO, Dickey served as president of the company’s local publishing division. He also has served as senior group president of Gannett’s Pacific Group, president and publisher of The Desert Sun in Palm Springs, Calif., and ad director at the Reno (Nevada) Gazette-Journal. Dickey started his Gannett career in 1989 as advertising manager in Reno.