Gannett Company announced today that chairman and CEO Craig Dubow will take a medical leave of absence “to address continuing issues relating to prior medical conditions.”

Gracia Martore will serve as the company’s principal executive officer during Dubow’s absence. Martore, who also stepped into Dubow’s leadership role during a prior medical leave in 2009, is the company’s president and chief operating officer.

“The Board has confidence in Gracia and our very capable management team to run the day-to-day operations of the company, and we believe Gannett won’t miss a beat at this important juncture,” said presiding director Duncan McFarland, in announcing the news. Read more