October 4, 2004
The Dallas Morning News promotes three executives
Dallas, TX -- The Dallas Morning News announced the promotion of three executives within the organization, effective immediately: Laura Bloom Gordon, senior vice president/marketing; Bob Mong, editor and Jason Kays, vice president/circulation.
Laura Bloom Gordon has been named senior vice president/marketing. In her new role, Gordon, 41, will be responsible for overseeing the marketing department, consumer and business-to-business product research and customer service. Gordon will report to Jim Moroney, publisher and CEO of The Dallas Morning News. "Laura is a consummate marketer. She is completely customer focused in every part of her work. Her success with the design and launch of Quick is a testament to her skills," said Moroney.
Gordon most recently held the position of managing director of new product development for The Dallas Morning News, as well as publisher of Quick, the new weekday "summary-style" newspaper published by The Dallas Morning News. In addition to serving as senior vice president/marketing, Gordon will continue to act as publisher of Quick.
Bloom earned an MBA from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management. Gordon lives in Dallas with her husband and two sons.
Bob Mong, 55, has been named editor of The Dallas Morning News. "I have asked Bob to devote 100% of his time and energies focused on the editorial product of The Dallas Morning News. Nothing is more important to a newspaper than the content it publishes each day. I need all of Bob's talent devoted to this critical area," said Moroney. He will continue to report to Jim Moroney, publisher and CEO of The Dallas Morning News.
Jason Kays, 32, has been named vice president/circulation . He will be responsible for single copy and statewide circulation, as well as circulation planning and analysis. Kays will report to John Walsh, senior vice president/circulation. "Jason's excellent project management and analytical skills are exactly what we need as we reinvent our Circulation Department and its practices," said Walsh.
Kays previously served as v ice president of Advertising Marketing for The Dallas Morning News. Before coming to The Dallas Morning News in 2003, Kays worked for McKinsey and Company in their Dallas office. Kays is a graduate of Oklahoma State University and received a Master of Business Administration degree from Harvard. He and his family reside in Irving.
About The Dallas Morning News
The Dallas Morning News 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 seven cable news channels; and manages one television station through a local marketing agreement. Belo's daily newspapers include The Dallas Morning News, The Providence Journal, The Press-Enterprise (Riverside, CA) 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. For more information, contact Amanda Taylor at 214.356.6860. Additional information, including earnings releases, is available online at www.belo.com.