MIAMI (CBSMiami) – The president of the Miami Herald Media Company has announced his resignation.
David Landsberg has been with the company for 30 years, the last seven and a half as its president and publisher. He’s leaving to become president and CEO of Goodwill Industries of South Florida.
Landsberg has spent his entire career working for the Miami Herald Media Company. He arrived from the University of Florida in 1984, attained an MBA from the University of Miami, held a variety of financial posts and rose to CFO, vice president of advertising, general manager and, lastly, president and publisher.
Under Landsberg’s leadership, the company charted a course through the stormy waters of a historic recession and worked on the transformation of the business from print to digital. In the last two years, Landsberg also oversaw the relocation of the company from downtown Miami to Doral, including the construction of the new production plant.
“I actually feel better about the future of the Miami Herald Media Company today than at any point over the past seven-and-a-half years,” Landsberg said in a statement. “We’re on solid financial footing, we’ve got a terrific new workplace that really suits a modern media company and an outstanding staff that’s completely dedicated, capable and will continue to forge ahead.”
Landsberg’s ties to Goodwill Industries of South Florida run deep. He’s served on the board for 18 years.
Landsberg will remain with the company through mid-April. A search for his successor is underway.
A subsidiary of The McClatchy Company, the Miami Herald Media Company publishes two daily newspapers: CBS4 news partner the Miami Herald and el Nuevo Herald. Together, the newspapers are read by more than 1.5 million people each week, in print and online at MiamiHerald.com and elNuevoHerald.com.