DAVENPORT, Iowa (February 20, 2020) — Lee Enterprises, Incorporated (NYSE: LEE), a leading provider of news, information and advertising in 49 markets, announced today that Ian Caso has been named president and publisher of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Caso succeeds Ray Farris, whose role as Lee operating vice president and vice president of advertising is being expanded to include the oversight of additional enterprises. His appointment is effective immediately.
“Ian has excelled in every leadership opportunity he’s been presented within our company,” Farris said. “He is a strong and collaborative partner whose energy and creativity have been vital to the success of the Post-Dispatch over the past several years. We’re all very fortunate to have an executive of Ian’s caliber and integrity to guide this great and historic news organization into the future.”
Caso joined the Post-Dispatch in 2001 as a retail sales manager after four years with the Tribune Company. He advanced to senior leadership positions in classified advertising and STLtoday.com before being named general manager of the Post-Dispatch in 2018.
“It’s a great honor to be named publisher in St. Louis. In the past 18 years, I have become deeply invested in the success of the Post-Dispatch and its invaluable role in our communities,” Caso said. “The journalism we produce every day is exceptional, and its impact is far-reaching, as shown by the massive audiences who rely on our diverse digital and print platforms.”
Caso serves several area organizations including the St. Louis Regional Chamber, Regional Business Council and the St. Louis Sports Commission. He holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Dayton. Caso and his wife, Katie, have three children.
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