July 9, 2004
Gryka, Jensen advanced to key news positions
Riverside, CA--The Press-Enterprise Co. has advanced John Gryka to managing editor and Nels Jensen to deputy managing editor.
Both appointments were announced today by Maria De Varenne, vice president/News of The Press-Enterprise Co. and editor of The Press-Enterprise.
"John and Nels have been on the news management team for several years, and in their new roles they will continue to help The Press-Enterprise succeed as a regional newspaper committed to quality journalism," said De Varenne. "They'll lead our newsroom as we pursue first amendment issues and investigative projects, while ensuring our daily coverage reflects the diverse communities we serve."
Gryka has been deputy managing editor at The Press-Enterprise for three years. He joined the company in 1987 and also worked as a copy editor, assistant news editor and news editor. Before coming to The Press-Enterprise, he was night managing editor at The Ontario Daily Report, now the Inland Valley Daily Bulletin. In his new position as managing editor, Gryka will be in charge of the day-to-day operation of the newsroom.
Jensen came to The Press-Enterprise four years ago as sports editor, and became assistant managing editor for Metro and Business in December 2002. He worked at The Dallas Morning News from 1987 to 2000, the last eight years as deputy sports editor. He also worked at the Austin American-Statesman and the Boca Raton News in Florida. As deputy managing editor, Jensen will oversee several news departments including Metro, Business, La Prensa, the company's first Spanish language newspaper and the Community Publications Group of weekly newspapers.
About The Press-Enterprise
The Press-Enterprise Co. is part of Belo Corp., one of the nation's largest media companies with a diversified group of market-leading television, newspaper, cable and interactive media assets. A Fortune 1000 company with approximately 7,900 employees and $1.4 billion in annual revenues, Belo operates news and information franchises in some of America's most dynamic markets and regions, including Texas, the Northwest, the Southwest, Rhode Island and the Mid-Atlantic region. Belo owns 19 television stations (six in the top 15 markets) reaching 13.8 percent of U.S. television households; owns or operates 10 cable news channels; and manages one television station through a local marketing agreement. Belo's daily newspapers include The Press-Enterprise, The Dallas Morning News, The Providence Journal, and the Denton Record-Chronicle (Denton, TX). Belo Interactive's new media businesses include more than 30 Web sites, several interactive alliances and a broad range of Internet-based products.