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Published: Friday, 7/24/2009

Blade publisher to be Post-Gazette chairman

John Robinson Block, publisher and editor-in-chief of The Blade and the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, has assumed the additional responsibility of chairman of the Post-Gazette.

Mr. Block also is a member of the executive committee and board of directors of Block Communications Inc., which owns both newspapers.

Also announced yesterday, Diana Block has stepped down as president of the Post-Gazette and as co-publisher of both newspapers to spend more time with her two children.

Ms. Block will continue to serve on the boards of both newspapers and as a member of the BCI executive committee and board.

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