Engel previously worked at A.H. Belo Corp. as senior vice president, chief financial officer and treasurer. Engel joined Belo Corp. in 2003 as director/accounting operations. She has worked at A.H. Belo since its spinoff from Belo Corp. in 2008.
“Ali has strong leadership skills and outstanding financial expertise in addition to experience with the A. H. Belo spinoff, which will be invaluable to us as we continue to move forward with our separation plans,” Martore said in a statement.
Gannett acquired the 20-station Belo TV station group for $2.2 billion back in December 2013. This past August, the company announced it was splitting its broadcasting and newspaper businesses. Belo itself split its TV and newspaper businesses in 2007.