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New York, NY, United States, 2012/02/01 - Hearst Corporation announced that John C. McKeon, 54, has been named president and publisher of the San Antonio Express-News - Hearst.com.
The announcement was made by Hearst Corporation CEO Frank A. Bennack, Jr., and Mark E. Aldam, president of Hearst Newspapers.
McKeon joins the Express-News from The Dallas Morning News where he was president and general manager responsible for all business side operations since October 2007. Effective immediately, he succeeds Thomas A. Stephenson, who was named publisher of Hearst’s Houston Chronicle earlier today.
“We are delighted to have someone with John’s experience and expertise join Hearst and the Express-News,” Bennack said. “This appointment, along with the three appointments at the Chronicle announced earlier today, are a critical part of our commitment to building the future of local media across Texas.”
“John is one of the great operators in our industry and we are very fortunate to have him join our senior leadership team at Hearst Newspapers,” Aldam said.
The San Antonio Express-News, established in 1865 and acquired by Hearst in 1993, is the third largest daily newspaper in Texas and is ranked No. 1 in Sunday readership among major U.S. newspapers. The Express-News is also available for iPad and at MySA.com.
Prior to The Dallas Morning News, McKeon held senior executive positions throughout the newspaper industry, including: president of MediaNews Group’s Los Angeles Newspaper Group from 2006 of 2007; SVP of marketing for Knight-Ridder Newspapers from 2005 to 2006; and more than 20 years with Tribune/Times Mirror, most recently as president and general manager of Newsday from 2004 to 2005, president and general manager of Sun-Sentinel/WBLZ from 2001 to 2004, and SVP of marketing and advertising for the Los Angeles Times from 1998 to 2001.
Hearst Newspapers is the operating group responsible for Hearst Corporation’s newspapers, local digital marketing services businesses and directories. With more than 4,700 employees across the nation, Hearst Newspapers publishes 15 dailies and 37 weeklies in cities including Houston, San Francisco, San Antonio and Albany. It also operates digital marketing services and directories businesses under the LocalEdge brand.
Hearst Corporation (hearst.com) is one of the nation’s largest diversified media and information companies. Its major interests include ownership of 15 daily and 37 weekly newspapers, including the Houston Chronicle, San Francisco Chronicle, San Antonio Express-News and Albany Times Union; hundreds of magazines around the world, including Good Housekeeping, Cosmopolitan, ELLE and O, The Oprah Magazine; 29 television stations, which reach a combined 18 percent of U.S. viewers; ownership in leading cable networks, including Lifetime, A&E, History and ESPN; significant holdings in the automotive, electronic, medical/pharmaceutical and financial information industries; Internet and marketing services businesses; television production; newspaper features distribution; and real estate.