Craig A. Dubow

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Craig A. Dubow

Craig A. Dubow (born October 26, 1954) is the former Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Gannett Company.[1][2][3]


Craig A. Dubow was born on October 26, 1954.[1] He graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in 1977.[2] In 1981, he worked in advertising sales for KUSA in Denver, Colorado.[1] He then worked for KVUE-TV in Austin, Texas, and became its president and general manager in 1990.[1][2] In 1992, he became the president and general manager of WXIA-TV in Atlanta, Georgia.[1][2] From 1996 to 2000, he served as executive vice president of Gannett Television.[1] He became President of Gannett Broadcasting in 2000, and CEO in 2001.[1]

He sits on the board of directors of Broadcast Music Incorporated and the Associated Press.[2][3] He is a member of the Business Roundtable, and the Development Board of the University of Texas at Austin.[2] He has served on the boards of directors of MSTV, CBS, and NBC.[2]

Dubow's annual compensation at Gannett was approximately $4.5 million.[4] He retired on October 6, 2011, for health reasons,.[5] He left with a golden parachute and could receive retirement and disability benefits valued at $37 million.[6] The amount of his retirement and disability payout has been criticized as excessive in light of the facts that under Debow's five-year tenure as CEO, Gannett's share price fell to $10 per share from over $70, and the number of employees was reduced from 52,000 to 32,000.[7][8]

He lives in Great Falls, Virginia, with his wife Denise and three children.[2]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g Gannett Top Management
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h University of Texas biography Archived September 28, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ a b Forbes profile
  4. ^ Reuters[dead link]
  5. ^ "Gannett Chairman and CEO Craig Dubow steps down". Reuters. October 6, 2011.
  6. ^ Smith, Dylan (October 6, 2011). "Newspaper CEO resigns with $37 million payout". Tucson Sentinel.
  7. ^ Goldberg, Jeffrey (October 7, 2011). "Well, This Might Make Me Want to Occupy Wall Street". The Atlantic. Retrieved November 5, 2011. 
  8. ^ Carr, David (October 23, 2011). "Why Not Occupy Newsrooms?". The New York Times. Retrieved November 5, 2011.