DAVENPORT, Iowa (January 14, 2020) — Lee Enterprises, Incorporated (NYSE: LEE), a leading provider of news, information and advertising in 50 markets, announced today that David Adams has been named general manager and vice president of sales of The Courier, serving Waterloo and Cedar Falls, Iowa. Adams succeeds Roy Biondi, who left the company in November, 2019.

“David is a proven executive with a wealth of experience in our industry,” said Chris White, Lee vice president and group publisher. “He brings a strong background in digital media, which is vital as our company continues its digital transformation.”

Prior to joining The Courier, Adams was a regional president and vice president of sales for GateHouse Media’s Illinois Communities, overseeing sales for 40 print publications, 27 websites and a number of digital advertising solutions platforms. His career also includes vice president of sales and marketing for Gannett’s Missouri and Arkansas region, director of local and digital sales for KOLD, the CBS affiliate in Tucson, Arizona, and director of digital Sales for AT&T’s Midwest region.

"I am very excited about this opportunity with Lee Enterprises and The Courier, and look forward to getting to know and work with the staff there,” Adams said. “Waterloo and Cedar Falls are great communities, and my family and I look forward to becoming a part of them."

Adams has been active with The United Way since 2008 and is an avid supporter of youth athletics. He and his wife, Stephanie, have five children. Adams holds an MBA from the University of West Florida.


Lee Enterprises is a leading provider of local news and information, and a major platform for advertising, with daily newspapers, rapidly growing digital products and over 200 weekly and specialty publications serving 50 markets in 20 states. Year to date, Lee's newspapers have average circulation of 0.7 million daily and 1.0 million Sunday, and are estimated to reach almost three million readers in print alone. Lee's markets include St. Louis, MO; Lincoln, NE; Madison, WI; Davenport, IA; Billings, MT; Bloomington, IL; and Tucson, AZ. Lee Common Stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol LEE. For more information about Lee, please visit www.lee.net.


Charles Arms


(563) 383-2100