Steven B. Rossi
Mr. Rossi served as the Chief Executive Officer of MediaNews Group, Inc. (formerly d/b/a Digital First Media) (“MediaNews Group”), a management company specializing in newspapers, from July 2015 until retiring in November 2017. Prior to that, he served as MediaNews Group’s President beginning in July 2014 and its Chief Operating Officer from January 2015 until assuming the CEO role, and as Executive Vice President from 2006 until April 2007.
Previously, he served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of the California Newspapers Partnership, a publisher of more than two dozen daily newspapers and several weekly newspapers, from 2007 until July 2014. Earlier in his career, Mr. Rossi served in various executive positions at Knight Ridder, Inc., a media company specializing in newspaper and internet publishing, from 1987 until it was acquired by the McClatchy Company in June 2006, including President of the newspaper division, Chief Financial Officer, and Senior Vice President of Operations. From 1992 through 1998 he was Executive Vice President and General Manager of The Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News¸ both of which are daily newspapers.
Prior to joining the newspaper industry, Mr. Rossi held positions in general management and mergers and acquisitions with AmeriGas, Inc., a liquefied petroleum gas distribution company, and in international finance with IU International Corporation, a diversified services company with businesses in trucking, food services, and waste management.