Johnson and Bradford

Frank Vega, 64, is retiring as president and publisher of the San Francisco Chronicle and two top executives have been appointed to head the Hearst-owned newspaper. Joanne K. Bradford, 49, formerly chief revenue and marketing officer for Demand Media, is the Chronicle’s new president, and the new publisher is Jeffrey M. Johnson, 53, previously operating partner at The Yucaipa Companies focusing on media investments. Before that, he was president, publisher and chief executive officer of the Los Angeles Times from 2005 to 2006. Prior to being publisher, Johnson served as senior vice president and general manager of the Times from 2000 to  2004. Vega will stay on as chairman through the management transition, the Chronicle said in this announcement. Photo credit: The Chronicle.

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