McLean, Va. – Craig Dubow (pictured) has resigned as the chairman and CEO of McLean-based media giant Gannett, just three weeks after taking a leave of absence to deal with ongoing medical issues. The Washington Post previously reported the issues relate to recurring back and hip problems, which also forced Dubow to take medical leave in 2009.

Gracia Martore, Gannett’s president and COO, has been named its new president and CEO. Martore had been running the company while Dubow was on leave.

Marjorie Magner, managing partner at private equity firm Brysam Global Partners and member of Gannett’s board since 2006, will become non-executive chairman. “For me, the decision to step down was difficult, but I must now focus on my health and my family,” said Dubow, who had been with the company for 30 years, including the past six as CEO. “I will miss working with the talented team at Gannett and firmly believe the company’s best days lie ahead.”

This article was also published in Potomac Tech Wire.

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