Joe Battistoni has served as Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Lee Enterprises since November 2020. During his tenure at Lee, Battistoni has played an instrumental role in Lee’s sales transformation and commitment to growth.
Joe joined Lee in 2014, working at The Times of Northwest Indiana, where he served as General Manager, Vice President of Sales & Marketing, and Digital Director during that tenue. Each year there, The Times Media Co. was nominated for Lee’s Enterprise of the Year, and was the recipient of the award in 2014.
Prior to joining Lee, Joe spent 10 years at Tribune Media Company in various leadership positions. He helped launch digital services across the company and led the initiative in Chicago. Joe also served in various targeted media positions including RedEye, cars.com, and metromix.com.
Joe earned his B. A. in Political Science and Communications in 2005 from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale. Joe has been recognized by Editor & Publisher Magazine as a 25 under 35 winner.
Joe and his wife have three children.