Iowa native David Chivers named to lead The Des Moines Register

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DES MOINES, Iowa — Gannett Co. has hired an Iowa native as president and publisher of The Des Moines Register.

The media company announced Thursday that David Chivers would lead the Register, the state's largest news gathering organization.

The 39-year-old Chivers was born and raised in Des Moines, and his first job was delivering the Register.

He replaces Rick Green, who is now president and publisher of the Cincinnati Enquirer.

Chivers also will have strategic and financial oversight of the Iowa City Press-Citizen, St. Cloud Times in Minnesota, Argus Leader in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, Springfield News-Leader in Missouri and The Baxter Bulletin in Mountain Home, Arkansas.

Chivers most recently worked as chief digital officer at Jostens, which sells yearbooks and class rings.

He's also worked at The Wall Street Journal and Meredith Corporation.

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