Tribune Publishing names Nancy Meyer Publisher/CEO of the Orlando Sentinel Media Group
Newspaper spin-off of the Tribune Company also names Rick Daniels as the new Publisher/CEO of the Hartford Courant Media Group
CHICAGO, Ill. – October 10, 2014 — Tribune Publishing Company today announced the appointments of Nancy Meyer as Publisher/CEO of the Orlando Sentinel Media Group and Rick Daniels as Publisher/CEO of the Hartford Courant Media Group. Howard Greenberg, who has served as Publisher/CEO of the Orlando Sentinel Media Group and Sun-Sentinel Media Group for the last six-and-a-half years, will focus full-time on the Sun-Sentinel Media Group in South Florida. Meyer and Greenberg will continue to report to Tribune Publishing Company CEO Jack Griffin, as will Daniels, who joins the Company next month.
“Nancy, Howard and Rick are among the best leaders in the industry, and their appointments will help ensure Tribune Publishing’s continued success as a diversified, multiplatform company,” Griffin said. “Our iconic publications are the most-respected news and information brands in their respective communities. Working with their teams, Nancy, Howard and Rick will continue to create engaging experiences for our audiences and advertising partners.”
Meyer’s promotion to Publisher/CEO of Orlando Sentinel Media Group follows a successful, eight-year run at the Hartford Courant Media Group, where she introduced a number of innovative print and digital experiences. Daniels, who replaces Meyer at the Hartford Courant, is an industry veteran who has overseen many well-known media brands, including The Boston Globe and GateHouse Media New England, as well as numerous digital start-ups and early stage ventures. Greenberg, who has served as Publisher/CEO of both the Orlando Sentinel Media Group and the Sun-Sentinel Media Group, will focus on continued growth at the South Florida property.
During her tenure, Meyer expanded the reach of the Hartford Courant across all platforms and guided the successful acquisition of Reminder Media publications, the largest weekly newspaper group in Connecticut. Additionally, Meyer oversaw the launch of the CTNOW and CTNOW.com entertainment brands and orchestrated the successful celebration of Hartford Courant’s 250th anniversary in 2014. Meyer will be based in Orlando.
Under Greenberg’s leadership, the Sun-Sentinel earned a Pulitzer Prize for public service, and both the Sun-Sentinel Media Group and Orlando Sentinel Media Group introduced numerous print, digital and advertising innovations. The two markets worked together as “One Florida” and used their scale to create significant operating efficiencies, including the launch of an ad-building studio, which now produces locally built ads for all Tribune Publishing newspapers. In addition, Greenberg led the Florida teams on the introductions of several digital products, including SouthFlorida.com and the recent next-generation digital experience for Sun-Sentinel and Orlando Sentinel. Greenberg will be based in Fort Lauderdale.
Daniels joins Tribune Publishing with an accomplished track record of running major media brands and digital companies in New England. Daniels most recently served as Chief Operating Officer of GoLocal24, a Rhode Island-based digital news company. He previously served as President/CEO of GateHouse Media New England, where he spearheaded the rapid expansion of the company’s digital audience for its more than 100 newspapers and 160 web sites. Daniels also spent 23 years at The Boston Globe, six as President/General Manager, during which the paper earned three Pulitzer Prizes. Daniels will be based in Hartford.
The appointments take effect in early November.