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David Dadisman, General Manager of The Daily Herald Company, Named Publisher of The Daily Herald

WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May. 31, 2012-- The Washington Post Company (NYSE: WPO) today announced that David Dadisman has been named publisher of The Daily Herald. He remains general manager of The Daily Herald Company, a position he has held since January 2010. The Daily Herald Company is a unit of The Washington Post Company’s newspaper publishing division.

Dadisman replaces Allen Funk, who recently retired from the paper. “With the guidance and help of Chuck Lyons and Allen Funk, David has come to know and love The Daily Herald Company’s businesses,” said Ann McDaniel, senior vice president of The Washington Post Company. “We are delighted that David has agreed to make Everett his home and The Daily Herald Company’s businesses his focus.”

Dadisman joined The Washington Post newspaper in 1989 as a circulation zone manager after seven years in management positions with Knight–Ridder newspapers in North Carolina and Indiana. From 1997 through 2000, he was director of consumer marketing and later circulation director for the Houston Chronicle. He rejoined The Washington Post as vice president–circulation in January 2001.

Dadisman served on the Liaison Committee for the Newspaper Association of America (NAA) and Audit Bureau of Circulations (ABC) and was chairman of the NAA/ABC Circulation Subcommittee for five years. He served as vice chair of the board of trustees of the National Capital Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society and on the board of directors of Junior Achievement of the National Capital Area.

He received a BA in economics from the University of Georgia and an MA in economics from George Mason University. He and his wife, Beth, have two adult children.

In addition to The Daily Herald newspaper and HeraldNet.com, The Daily Herald Company publishes The Weekly Herald community newspaper, the monthly Herald Business Journal and La Raza del Noroeste, a weekly Spanish-language newspaper and website.

Source: The Washington Post Company

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