Robert J. Weil
President & Chief Executive Officer
Bob Weil is a seasoned business leader with a strong track record of achievement. He began his career working full-time as a reporter while attending college. Following his graduation, he joined Gannett as an advertising sales executive at the Bridgewater Courier News in Central New Jersey. He soon advanced into middle management jobs before being named Advertising Director in 1978. A few years later, Gannett promoted Mr. Weil to President & Publisher of the Valley News Dispatch in Tarentum, PA in 1980.
When Gannett purchased the Marin Independent Journal outside San Francisco in 1981, Mr. Weil was tapped as its Chairman & Publisher. In addition to oversight of the Marin newspaper, he also managed the launch of USA TODAY’s first West Coast print site and was responsible for the paper’s sales and distribution throughout Northern California.