The announcement was made by Frank A. Bennack, Jr., CEO of Hearst Corporation, and Mark Aldam, president of Hearst Newspapers. Talley begins in her new role on April 16, 2012.
Talley was previously publisher of The Florida Times-Union and Jacksonville.com/.
In a joint statement, Bennack and Aldam said: “We are delighted to have Lucy joining Hearst. She’s been an advertising sales leader for 20 years and has excellent hands-on experience in both print and digital.”
Hearst’s community newspapers comprise seven newspapers: Beaumont (Texas) Enterprise, Edwardsville (Ill.) Intelligencer, Huron (Mich.) Daily Tribune, Laredo (Texas) Morning Times, Midland (Mich.) Daily News, Midland (Texas) Reporter-Telegram and Plainview (Texas) Daily Herald.
Talley joined The Florida Times-Union in November 2008 as associate publisher and was promoted to publisher in March 2009. Prior to joining The Florida Times-Union, she was the vice president of newspapers for Morris Publishing Group, owner of The Florida Times-Union. In 1995, Talley joined The Post and Courier in Charleston, S.C. and in 2004, she was named publisher of the Salisbury (N.C.) Post. She started her career in 1979 at The Ledger in Lakeland, Fla. Talley studied at Marshall University and The College of Charleston. She serves as a trustee board member for United Way of Northeast Florida, is a Board of Governors member for Jacksonville Regional Chamber of Commerce and a trustee for the Museum of Contemporary Arts.
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.