Freedom exec joins Denver Post



The Denver Post is reporting that former Freedom Communications executive Michael Henry has been hired as the Post's new chief financial officer and senior vice president of finance.

Freedom owns the Gazette in Colorado Springs.

The Post's story notes that Henry worked at Freedom for 16 years, and quotes Ed Moss, the paper's president and chief executive officer, as saying, "Michael is a talented senior executive that will add significant depth and strategic thinking to our team in Denver and Digital First Media."

Meantime, the Orange County Register, Freedom's flagship property, reported April 17:

Ken Brusic, editor and senior vice president of The Orange County Register, was named interim publisher Tuesday, succeeding Michael Henry, who is taking a position outside the company. Brusic also will continue as editor.

Henry, who also served as the Register's chief financial officer, will be replaced in that role by Chris Dahl, director of internal audit for Irvine-based Freedom Communications Inc., which owns the Register. Henry has been with the company 16 years.

What, if anything, this means for the Gazette is unknown. Freedom recently appointed another interim publisher, Gene Carr, who replaced the previous interim publisher, Mike Burns, the Gazette reported April 18. Carr also is interim vice president of Freedom's southwest region and publisher of Freedom's McAllen, Texas, paper, the Gazette reported.

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