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Maribel Perez Wadsworth is leaving Gannett

Maribel Perez Wadsworth, president of Gannett Media and publisher of USA Today, will be leaving the company at the end of the year,

Her departure was announced in a Securities and Exchange Commission filing Wednesday and later in a town hall she conducted for the staff of USA Today and Gannett’s 200-plus regional paper.

She will be succeeded on an interim basis by Henry Faure Walker, president of Gannett’s United Kingdom subsidiary Newsquest, according to a source who listened to the virtual town hall.

Wadsworth, who began her career as a reporter in Illinois, has been with Gannett for 25 years. For the last decade, with varying titles, she has run the business side of USA Today and more recently its regional group of newspapers as well.

She has been Gannett’s No. 2 executive to CEO Mike Reed and is currently chair of the newspaper industry’s trade association, the News Media Alliance.

The company has had deep financial difficulties this year, laying off 400 and leaving 400 positions open. It recently announced a new wave of cost-savings including mandatory one-week unpaid leave.

(This is a breaking story with more detail to follow).

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