September 8, 2016 Last Updated 12:16 pm

Susan Lynch Pape named publisher of the Hearst-owned San Antonio Express-News

Before joining Hearst over a decade ago, Lynch Pape served as CFO of Harte-Hanks and Belo local television stations in San Antonio

NEW YORK, NY – September 8, 2016 – Susan Lynch Pape has been named publisher of the San Antonio Express-News. The announcement was made by Hearst President and CEO Steven R. Swartz and Hearst Newspapers President Mark Aldam. Lynch Pape will continue in her capacities as Texas Group chief financial officer at the Houston Chronicle and the San Antonio Express-News, and will report to Aldam.

The San Antonio Express-News, established in 1865 and acquired by Hearst in 1993, is the third largest daily newspaper in Texas. The Express-News is ranked No. 1 in Sunday readership among major U.S. newspapers. San Antonio is the largest major U.S. city with a Hispanic majority and is home to four major military bases. The Express-News owns, the leading local website that San Antonians trust for current news and information.

“Susan is a native of San Antonio and has exhibited tremendous leadership in every capacity she has held during the past decade while at the Express-News,” Aldam said. “Her leadership continuity will ensure that our commitment to serve readers with depth and substance will continue unabated while Susan pursues her personal commitment to deepening our active community involvement throughout the San Antonio region.”

“Since joining Hearst, I have come to understand and appreciate the dedication to news that defines this team,” Lynch Pape said. “I look forward to continued innovation at the Express-News as we provide our readers with the information they rely on, on all platforms.”

For over a decade, Lynch Pape has held various leadership roles at the Express-News. Before joining Hearst, she served as CFO of Harte-Hanks and Belo local television stations in San Antonio. Lynch Pape received a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Texas and earned her CPA designation in 1987.

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