Hearst Names Steven Swartz President
Hearst Corp. has promoted Steven Swartz to president and chief operating officer, the company announced on Wednesday. Swartz had been VP and COO.
Swartz was named COO in March 2011. Prior to taking that role, Swartz was senior VP of Hearst and president of Hearst Newspapers from 2009 to 2011. In that position, he oversaw the company’s 15 daily newspapers, roster of weekly papers and digital marketing services company LocalEdge.
Swartz also is a director of Hearst Corp., a trustee of the trust established under the will of William Randolph Hearst and a director of the two Hearst Foundations.
“Having worked with Steve for more than 20 years, I’m highly confident he will succeed in this new role — just as he has in every position he’s held with Hearst since 1991,” Frank Bennack, Hearst’s CEO, said in a statement. “He has my full support, and that of the entire board of directors, as he continues to increase his day-to-day responsibilities in helping to run the corporation.”