Gannett Taps Gaines To Lead Corporate PR

Gannett Co. today named Jeremy Gaines to lead corporate communications. Gannett said Gaines “will be instrumental in explaining Gannett’s path forward and how its capabilities, principles, products and services create value and position the company for success in the digital age.”

As VP of communications, Gaines will be responsible for leading internal and external communications programs for the entire company and will serve as communications adviser to the senior management team.

Gaines will assume his new position on May 21. He will report to Maryam Banikarim, Gannett’s SVP-chief marketing officer, and will be based in McLean, Va.

Gaines joins Gannett from MSNBC, where he spent 14 years. Most recently, he was VP of corporate communications, overseeing internal and external communications for the network. Earlier at MSNBC, he had been director of strategic development and was responsible for enhancing its business, competitive position, and public image. Gaines also worked to assess new talent, develop new programming and create sales opportunities. Before joining MSNBC, Gaines spent five years at the White House in various media relations roles and served as assistant press secretary for the Clinton/Gore 1992 campaign.

Gaines earned a Bachelor of Arts in political science from Carleton College.

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