May 1, 2003

The Dallas Morning News names Steven M. Weaver Senior Vice President / Advertising

Dallas, TX --The Dallas Morning News has named Steven M. Weaver senior vice president/advertising effective May 19. Weaver, who most recently served as president and publisher of The Tampa Tribune, will oversee advertising sales and operations functions in the new role. He will report to James M. Moroney III, publisher and chief executive officer of The Morning News.

"Steve is a highly talented newspaper executive who has earned a superior reputation in the industry during the course of his 23-year career," said Moroney. "He has an energetic, forward-looking approach that will drive innovation and productivity across our sales and advertising functions."

At The Tampa Tribune, Weaver served as vice president of sales and marketing from January 2000 to June 2001, when he was promoted to president and publisher. The Tribune is the flagship newspaper of Media General, Inc.

Before The Tribune, Weaver served in a variety of executive and managerial roles during a 15-year tenure with Knight Ridder newspapers. He was vice president of advertising and circulation at the San Jose Mercury News, where he advanced from circulation director to classified advertising director to advertising director. Prior to the Mercury News, he led the advertising and circulation divisions of the Daily Camera (Boulder, CO).

Weaver began his newspaper career at the Dallas Times Herald, serving in various management positions from 1980 to 1984. He earned a bachelor of business administration from North Texas State University.

About The Dallas Morning News

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