DAVENPORT, Iowa (October 15, 2018) — Lee Enterprises, Incorporated (NYSE: LEE), a leading provider of news, information and advertising in 49 markets, announced today that Tom Wiley has been named president and publisher of the Wisconsin State Journal and president of Madison Newspapers Inc. He succeeds John Humenik, who will assume his corporate role of vice president – news on a full-time basis.
“Tom is a seasoned, high-energy executive with outstanding leadership skills,” said Lee Group Publisher Chris White. “His experience in publishing and innovative spirit will be a huge asset to our team in Madison.”
Wiley began his second stint with Lee in 2017 as corporate director of sales and marketing, after serving as chief executive officer and president of the Courant Media Group in Hartford, Connecticut. His career includes executive vice president of sales for Digital First Media and executive vice president of publishing for Digital First Media’s East Region. He was also president and publisher of the New Haven Register in New Haven Connecticut. Wiley first joined Lee in 2003 and was vice president of sales for Lee’s media operations in St. Louis from 2005 to 2010.
“This is a very exciting time to be in this industry,” Wiley said. “The work our journalists do every day is highly valued and vital to our communities, which is proven by the vast audiences we generate through our digital and print platforms. We remain, by far, the strongest local media, and I look forward to partnering with business and civic leaders in Madison to serve the community.”
Wiley is a graduate of Michigan State University with a degree in advertising. He and his wife, Julie, have three children.
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 nearly 300 weekly and specialty publications serving 49 markets in 21 states. Year to date, Lee's newspapers have average circulation of 0.8 million daily and 1.1 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.