McLEAN, Va., Oct. 31, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE: GCI) announced today Bill Albrecht has been named president and publisher of Argus Leader Media in Sioux Falls, SD. Albrecht had been president of Gannett's Media Network of Central Ohio and president and publisher of Newark (OH) Advocate Media. Albrecht is returning to the Argus Leader where he was advertising director for three years and worked with local businesses to help solve their marketing needs. In 2001, he was promoted to president and publisher of the St. Cloud (MN) Times. Albrecht was named president of the Media Network of Central Ohio and president and publisher of Newark Advocate Media in 2010. "Bill is a high-energy, big-idea innovator who embraces opportunities to work closely with advertisers, readers and community leaders. He's committed to elevating the journalism and the sales partnerships at Argus Leader Media and is eager to reintroduce himself to the Sioux Falls community," said Laura Hollingsworth, U.S. Community Publishing Central Group president for Gannett. Prior to joining Gannett, Albrecht held executive positions with the Duluth (MN) News-Tribune and The Cedar Rapids (IA) Gazette. He has also worked for The Dubuque (IA) Telegraph Herald, Madison (WI) Newspapers, Inc., and Harlan (IA) Newspapers. Albrecht graduated from the University of South Dakota, which he attended on a football scholarship. He is married and has two sons. About Gannett Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE: GCI) is an international media and marketing solutions company that informs and engages more than 100 million people every month through its powerful network of broadcast, digital, mobile and publishing properties. Our portfolio of trusted brands offers marketers unmatched local-to-national reach and customizable, innovative marketing solutions across any platform. Gannett is committed to connecting people – and the companies who want to reach them – with their interests and communities. For more information, visit www.gannett.com. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120103/PH28972LOGO ) SOURCE Gannett Co., Inc.