DAVENPORT, Iowa (October 21, 2020) — Lee Enterprises, Incorporated (NYSE: LEE), a leading provider of news, information and advertising in 77 markets, announced today that it has named media executive Robin Gruen vice president of Brand Avenue Studios. She will lead Lee’s custom content division, which provides world class branded content and video solutions to businesses and marketing partners nationwide.

“The importance of custom content for marketers has never been greater to Lee and our advertisers,” said Lee Vice President of Local Advertising Joe Battistoni. “Robin brings the perfect mix of experience and creativity to lead our expansion in the space.”

Prior to joining Lee, Gruen was vice president of creative and strategy for Studio 1847, the custom content division of Tribune Publishing Company. Her career also includes content development at Weber Shandwick, a global public relations firm, and editor positions for top consumer magazines, including Parents, Seventeen and Shape.

“I am a passionate storyteller who believes that every brand has a unique and powerful tale to tell,” Gruen said. “Joining Lee affords me the awesome opportunity to help our advertisers do that.”

Gruen holds a master’s degree from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University and is a graduate of the University of Michigan, holding a Bachelor of Arts in Women’s Studies and Communications Studies.


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 350 weekly and specialty publications serving 77 markets in 26 states. Year to date, Lee's newspapers have average daily circulation of 1.2 million, and our legacy websites, including acquisitions, reach more than 43 million digital unique visitors. Lee's markets include St. Louis, MO; Buffalo, NY; Omaha, NE; Richmond, VA; Lincoln, NE; Madison, WI; Davenport, IA; 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.


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