Gannett names Dan Norselli president of the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
Norselli succeeds Michael G. Kane, who earlier was named by Gannett as President/East Group, Domestic Publishing
MCLEAN, Va. – July 14, 2016 — The Domestic Publishing division of Gannett Co., Inc. named Dan Norselli, formerly vice president of sales at the Rochester (N.Y.) Democrat and Chronicle and D&C Digital, president of the Rochester (N.Y.) Democrat and Chronicle, effective August 1. Norselli succeeds Michael G. Kane, who earlier was named President/East Group, Domestic Publishing and leads Gannett’s local media operations in more than 50 markets.
“Dan is one of Gannett’s top young leaders. He brings passion and enthusiasm to building the business and community for the long term,” said John Zidich, president of Domestic Publishing. “Dan’s digital background will enhance the D&C’s leadership position in the market across all platforms.”
“Dan is an innovative executive who has a great appreciation for our rich journalistic history in Rochester,” said Kane. “He will bring new perspective to the position and serve our audiences and clients well. Our employees are excited about our new downtown Rochester location and he will continue to build upon the enthusiasm we have for our future.”
A native of Rochester, Norselli started his career with Gannett in 2012 in Rochester as digital director. In 2013, he was promoted to senior digital and retail director and was awarded the Gannett Chairman Award. In 2014, Norselli was named president and publisher of the Springfield (Mo.) News-Leader, and in October 2015, moved back to Rochester and was named vice president of sales.
Prior to joining Gannett, Norselli was a sales leader for Monster.com, responsible for national and global accounts. He earned his MBA from the Rochester Institute of Technology, having earlier earned a Bachelor of Science in Leadership from Northeastern University in Boston. Norselli and his wife, Catherine, have three children.