LOS ANGELES, August 26, 2008 The Los Angeles Times Media Group (LATMG) announced today that veteran newspaper executive Scott McKibben will join the company as Executive Vice President, Chief Revenue Officer, reporting to Publisher Eddy Hartenstein. "Scott McKibben has a clear vision for and understanding of where this business needs to head and is charged with redefining how The Times and LATMG's portfolio of multimedia products deliver robust advertising and marketing solutions for our partners," said Los Angeles Times Publisher, Eddy Hartenstein. "His leadership skills and long, proven track record of aggressively and competitively growing ad revenue are key to creating new business models and ensuring our future success."
McKibben's career spans more than three decades with experience in all facets of newspaper publishing including serving as President and Publisher of ANG Newspapers in Oakland, CA and President and Publisher of the San Francisco Examiner and Independent Newspaper Group. He was most recently President and Publisher of The Gazette in Colorado Springs, CO and Vice President of the Central Region for Freedom Communications, overseeing The Gazette, Colorado Springs, CO; The Lima News, Lima, OH; The Telegraph, Alton, IL; Journal-Courier, Jacksonville, IL; and The Tribune, Seymour, IN.
"I believe in the news business and the Los Angeles Times Media Group's pivotal role in the Southern California marketplace offers exciting, unique opportunities and challenges," said Scott McKibben. "Those opportunities include building upon our relationships with valued clients and partners and creating solutions for their needs as we go forward in a multi-platform media world."
Prior to his tenure with The Gazette/Freedom Communications, McKibben served as President of Western Colorprint, Publisher of The Topeka Capital-Journal and the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal and Vice President and General Manager of the Dallas Times Herald. He started his career as a retail sales account executive for the Green Bay Press-Gazette, and held other sales positions at newspapers in Wisconsin, South Dakota and Iowa. McKibben holds degrees in education and business from the University of Wisconsin and has served as a member of several boards including the Newspaper Association of America, the Associated Press, the Daily Press Association and the California Newspaper Publishers Association.
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