PITTSBURGH, May 31, 2007 - The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette announced today that, effective June 1, 2007, Diana Block will become co-publisher of the Post-Gazette and The Blade of Toledo, Ohio. She will continue as general manager for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and will work with Co-Publisher and Editor-in-Chief John Robinson Block to create products that fit the marketís changing needs.
David Beihoff will remain president of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and vice president of newspapers for Block Communications, Inc., the parent company of the Post-Gazette and The Blade. Joseph Zerbey will continue as vice president and general manager of The Blade.
Chairman of Block Communications, Inc., Allan Block, said he was glad to see Ms. Blockís contributions to the newspaper grow. ďDiana represents the fourth generation of our family in the business, and she brings a younger perspective and new ideas to the table. In her role as co-publisher, I expect her to continue to find creative new revenue streams,Ē Mr. Block said.
Diana Block is a great-granddaughter of Paul Block, who first published the Post-Gazette in 1927. She holds masterís degrees in English from the University of Virginia and business administration from Carnegie Mellon University and received her bachelorís degree from Yale University. At the Post-Gazette, she has been vice president of operations, systems director, and a reporter, in addition to her current role as vice president and general manager. Block serves on the boards of the United Way of Allegheny County, the Pennsylvania Economy League, the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and the Heartwood Institute.
The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette is Western Pennsylvania's largest newspaper and www.post-gazette.com is the region's most visited web site. Together they reach more than one million people every week. The Post-Gazette has served the Pittsburgh community, its readers and advertisers as the region's indispensable source of news, advertising and information for more than two centuries.