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POST-GAZETTE NAMES NEWSPAPER EXECUTIVE AS NEW DIRECTOR OF FINANCE

 PITTSBURGH, Dec. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Edward B. Lasak, a former financial executive for the Tribune Company of Chicago, has been named director of finance for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
 The appointment is effective today.
 "We are very pleased to bring to the Post-Gazette an executive with Ed's outstanding professional credentials and record of achievement," said Robert B. Higdon, vice president and general manager of the Post-Gazette. "He brings new leadership to the financial area of the Post-Gazette that is essential if we are to deliver high-quality service to our readers and our advertisers."
 Higdon said Lasak will manage all financial operations of the Post-Gazette, including accounting, payroll, credit, purchasing and budgeting. He also will function as the financial liaison with Blade Communications Inc., the Post-Gazette's parent company.
 Lasak was with Tribune Company of Chicago newspapers for more than 15 years, first in financial administration with the Orlando Sentinel and most recently as vice president-finance for Peninsula Newspapers of Palo Alto, Calif.
 Prior to joining the Tribune Company, he was a financial analyst with Martin-Marietta Corp. and an auditor for Arthur Anderson Consulting.
 Lasak earned bachelor's and master's degrees in accounting from Illinois State University and is a certified public accountant.
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 /CONTACT: Robert B. Higdon, vice president and general manager of the Post-Gazette, 412-263-1301/


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