February 21, 2012 12:31 ET

KARE 11 Names Cathy Helean Director of Marketing

GOLDEN VALLEY, MN--(Marketwire - Feb 21, 2012) - KARE 11, Gannett Co., Inc. announced Cathy Helean has been named Director of Marketing. Helean formerly was Vice President of Marketing at Florida Communications Group (FCG) in Tampa, where she led the marketing for WFLA-TV, and The Tampa Tribune.

"Cathy brings a ton of traditional TV experience and plenty of experience in the new world of media," said John Remes, KARE 11 President and General Manager.

"I'm thrilled to join KARE 11," said Helean. "I love KARE's reputation and brand, and look forward to being part of an outstanding team."

Helean has more than 20 years of successful leadership in top ten media markets working with #1 stations. Helean is a proven leader and innovator with TBS, NBC, ABC and the Oprah network as well as with digital product development and launches. She has been awarded multiple Emmy, American Women in Radio and Television (AWRT) and broadcast industry awards for writing, producing and marketing campaigns.

Helean graduated from West Virginia University with a Bachelor of Science degree in broadcast journalism. She officially begins her duties on April 3, 2012.

About Gannett

Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE: GCI) is an international media and marketing solutions company that informs and engages more than 100 million people every month through its powerful network of broadcast, digital, mobile and publishing properties. Our portfolio of trusted brands offers marketers unmatched local-to-national reach and customizable, innovative marketing solutions across any platform. Gannett is committed to connecting people -- and the companies who want to reach them -- with their interests and communities. For more information, visit

Contact Information

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    John Remes
    President and General Manager