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Gordon McLeod Named Publisher of Newsday Media Group

imageGordon McLeod has been named publisher of Newsday Media Group, which includes Newsday, its site, amNewYork and its site, and several shopper publications.

McLeod was most recently president of Krux, a technology company that provided cloud-based data solutions to publishers. He formerly served as president of The Wall Street Journal Digital Network for four years, and held executive roles at CBS News and more.

McLeod is succeeding Fred Groser, who is retiring.

“Gordon’s impressive career in the media industry and his deep understanding of the evolving media business make him uniquely qualified to lead Newsday Media Group,” said Brian Sweeney, senior VP of Newsday Media’s parent Cablevision, in a statement. “I am confident that Gordon will position Newsday Media Group at the forefront of change and innovation, while it continues to deliver valuable news to its readers across all platforms and connects advertisers with their audiences in compelling ways.”

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Cablevision Veteran Valerie Green Named amNew York Publisher

Newsday Media Group announced the appointment today of Valerie Green as publisher of amNewYork. Effectively immediately, she will oversee the newspaper’s daily operations and report to Fred Groser, Newsday Media Group publisher.

“As a 15-year Cablevision veteran, Ms. Green has a proven track record for building and positioning brands and providing strong creative direction across various business units, including Newsday and amNewYork,” said Groser. “I am confident that she will be a dynamic leader, lending her extensive experience to best position amNewYork for the future.”

In addition to this role, Green will continue to serve as senior vice president of marketing for Cablevision’s Local Media group, a position she has held since 2010.

Green has held several positions at Cablevision. She was senior vice president of marketing at Fuse. Prior to joining the national music television network, Green spent 11 years at Cablevision, holding down a number of marketing posts, the most recent of which was vice president of multi- cultural and urban marketing.

“I am enthusiastic to lead a wonderful team and a great New York newspaper,” said Green.

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Newsday Media Group President Resigns, Replaced by Publisher

Terry Jimenez, President of Newsday Media Group since 2010, has resigned. The New York Observer reports that Fred Groser, Publisher of Newsday and amNewYork, will succeed him.

Jimenez wrote in an internal memo that “It has been a privilege to be a part of an organization such such a storied past and a bright future, while navigating through challenging times in our business, industry, and economy.”

Tad Smith, head of local media at Newsday Media Group’s parent Cablevision, added that Jiminez has positioned the papers for further success. “Among many achievements, he has guided the implementation of a bold new digital strategy —  which he ensured is working well (it is) — and then led it to a place of stability with a bright future,” wrote Smith.