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Hearst Names Kristine Shine President of San Francisco Chronicle

Kristine Shine has been named president of the San Francisco Chronicle, a Hearst Newspapers publication. Shine comes to the paper from Popsugar, where she has been since 2008; most recently serving as chief revenue officer.

“Kristine has the experience to effectively build our digital businesses in a rapidly expanding market,” said Mark Aldam, Hearst Newspapers’ president, in a statement. “In addition to her hands-on sales development background, Kristine has proactively developed new product experiences to connect brands with the audiences they want to reach.”

Shine — who begins her role on January 20 — succeeds Joanne Bradford, who left the Chronicle in November.

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Hearst Summons Bay Area Reinforcements

Kara Swisher got the jump today on a big announcement about the San Francisco Chronicle. In an aggressive move to revive the fortunes of both the paper and website (SFgate.com), the parent company has hired a pair of media execs who will be very familiar to SoCal readers.

Demand Media’s Joanne Bradford is the Chronicle‘s new president, while former Los Angeles Times CEO Jeffrey Johnson has been tapped as publisher. From Swisher’s AllThingsD post:

While the Chronicle and its website is the largest for local news in the Bay area, it has lagged a lot in aggressively covering key trends — such as tech — and the fast growth of the region… Its daily print circulation is now 265,000, and combined with its website it reaches close to two million people.

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