Gannett CEO Robert J. Dickey to Retire in 2019

Gannett CEO Robert J. Dickey to Retire in 2019

Robert J. Dickey [Photo:  Jack Gruber, USA Today]

Robert J. Dickey [Photo: Jack Gruber, USA Today]

Gannett Co., which operates USA TODAY and 109 local media properties, said Wednesday that President and CEO Robert J. Dickey has decided to retire from the company in 2019.

The Gannett board of directors has initiated a succession plan and engaged an outside search firm to assist in evaluating internal and external candidates.

Philana Patterson and Mike Snider, writing for USA Today, break this news.

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