Shareef Dajani, who was publisher of the Palo Alto Daily News in 2006, has a new job at Yahoo as a “partner reseller manager,” according to his LinkedIn profile.
During his 12 months at the Daily News, he is perhaps best known as the executive who fired editor Diana Diamond, a long-time Palo Altan who was also a columnist. She now is associate editor of the rival Daily Post.
Dajani ran the Daily News until January 2007, and then was transferred to a job handling niche publications for the Bay Area News Group (MediaNews). A few months after his transfer, he headed to Chicago to work for a billboard company, Titan Worldwide, where he was employed for nine months.
Last February, he returned to California to work as a salesman for Southwest Offset Printing, the contractor which printed the Daily News until May 2009. At that point, the San Jose Mercury News took over the printing of the Daily News, and the paper changed sizes, first to a square tab (from May to August 2009) and then to a broadsheet.