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New publisher for Daily News, other papers

Justin Wilcox, vice president of a group of Hearst-owned weeklies in San Antonio, Texas, has been named publisher of MediaNews Group’s Daily News (formerly Palo Alto Daily News).

Wilcox, 37, will also serve as general manager of the Community Newspaper Group and oversee the Silicon Valley Newspaper Group, Milpitas Post and Pacifica Tribune, according to a report in Friday’s Daily News.

Wilcox was the vice president of sales and marketing for Prime Time Newspapers, a group of 14 weeklies published by Hearst in San Antonio, Texas, with over 200,000 combined circulation, 45 employees and five offices. Prior to Prime Time, Wilcox was associate publisher for Heritage Newspapers with the Journal Register Co., where he oversaw the operations of 27 individual publications.

Wilcox received his journalism degree from Michigan State University. His wife Lisa will be moving to the Bay Area shortly. (Photo credit: Daily News)

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