Updated at 5:43 p.m. ET. Gannett just announced that Michael Kane (left), vice president of the company's East Publishing Group and publisher of the Democrat and Chronicle in Rochester, N.Y., has been named Interstate Group president, and publisher of The Indianapolis Star. Kane, 49, replaces Barbara Henry, retiring Aug. 1, after the Friday Afternoon Massacre. Kane joined Gannett in 1992, when he was hired as marketing manager at The News Journal in Wilmington, Del. In comments, below, he's getting good reviews: "Michael is a class act,'' one reader says.
Related: the Star's story, plus the Democrat and Chronicle's
Earlier: Ooh, la, la! Rochester 'threesome' a surprise hit. Plus: the Democrat and Chronicle's school textbook probe
Fun facts about Babs!
The sex-survey lovin' Henry has ginormous feet, according to newspaper division President Bob Dickey, who told the Star today: "Michael has huge shoes to fill."
Rochester: What can you tell Indy about Kane? And who's going to replace him at the Democrat and Chronicle? Post your replies in the comments section, below. To e-mail confidentially, write gannettblog[at]gmail[dot-com]; see Tipsters Anonymous Policy in the green sidebar, upper right.
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