Mike Reed


Mr. Reed has been Chairman of the Board since May 3, 2019, and he has served as our Chief Executive Officer and President, and a member of our Board, since November 26, 2013. Previously, he had been Chief Executive Officer of GateHouse Media, Inc. (our “Predecessor”) since January 2006 and served in this position when our Predecessor filed voluntary petitions for relief under Chapter 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code on September 27, 2013. He was a member of the board of directors of our Predecessor since October 2006. He was formerly the President and Chief Executive Officer of Community Newspaper Holdings, Inc. (“CNHI”), a leading publisher of local news and information, and had served in that capacity since 1999. Mr. Reed served as CNHI’s Chief Financial Officer from 1997 to 1999. Prior to that, he worked for Park Communications, Inc., a multimedia company, located in Ithaca, New York. Mr. Reed formerly served on the Board of Directors for the Newspaper Association of America, including one year as Chairman. He formerly served on the Board of Directors for the Minneapolis Star Tribune, from 2009 to 2014. Mr. Reed also formerly served as a director of the Associated Press and Chairman of the Audit Committee for the Associated Press. Mr. Reed was also a member of the Board of Visitors of the University of Alabama’s College of Communication and Information Sciences and was a member of the Grady College Journalism School’s Board of Advisors. Mr. Reed has a deep understanding of our operations, strategy and people, as well as our industry, serving in senior executive capacities in the newspaper and publishing industries for more than 20 years. Mr. Reed also has extensive corporate board experience.