Ms. Haegele's name had surfaced on the rumor circuit months ago, but the longtime ally of Ms. Black had denied anything was afoot as recently as last month. In addition to working with Ms. Black at the Newspaper Association of America, which oversaw the formation of the NNN, the two previously worked at Gannett Co.; Ms. Black was president and publisher of USA Today and Ms. Haegele was publisher of USA Weekend. Ms. Haegele takes up her new post Jan. 6. No successor has been named at the NNN.
Copyright December 1996, Crain Communications Inc.