Jeff DeBalko, president of Reed Business Information’s Business Media Division, has been named to the newly created position of senior vice president/chief revenue officer of the Bay Area News Group, publisher of the Mercury News and several other dailies. At Reed, the 47-year-old DeBalko oversees about 40 trade publications such as the Hollywood publication Variety. He’s credited with transitioning Reed from a print-centric company to a digital b-to-b publisher. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in marketing management from the California State University, East Bay. His new job starts Aug. 8.