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Lee Enterprises names Rodney Baker publisher of The Ledger-Independent

Baker has been a national account executive with Valassis since 201, and before that was with Gannett’s Enquirer Media in Cincinnati

DAVENPORT, Iowa — December 1, 2017 — Lee Enterprises, Incorporated, a major provider of local news, information and advertising, today announced that Rodney Baker, a long-time media executive and Kentucky native, has been named publisher of The Ledger-Independent in Maysville, Kentucky.

“Rod is an experienced digital and print advertising leader with more than 19 years in the newspaper industry,” said Lee Tier Three Group Publisher Cathy Hughes. “He brings not only that experience but, as a resident of the area, he also has a clear understanding of the market and its opportunities. We look forward to Rod joining Lee Enterprises as Maysville publisher.”

Baker was a national account executive with Valassis since 2015. He joined Gannett’s Enquirer Media in Cincinnati, Ohio in 1998 and served in several leadership roles before being named Senior Advertising Manager for Automotive in 2008.

Baker was a 2017 member of the Leadership Horizons Board of Directors and a six-time recipient of the Pinnacle Leader Award presented by Enquirer Media. He was a 2016 finalist for Valassis Best of National Sales award.

He holds a bachelor’s degree from Northern Kentucky University in business management.