Dean Singleton’s MediaNews Group has hired another former Knight Ridder executive — Marshall Anstandig (pictured), KR’s vice president and senior labor and employment counsel. On Aug. 25, MediaNews announced it was hiring former KR chief financial officer Steve Rossi to be the company’s chief operating officer. On Aug. 11, MediaNews announced that George Riggs, publisher of MediaNews’s recently acquired Merc, would be given the additional duties of chief executive of the California Newspapers Partnership, a group of 32 dailies whose majority owner is MediaNews Group. Anstandig will be senior vice president and general counsel for the partnership.

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