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Lexington Herald-Leader

100 Midland Avenue
Lexington, KY 40508-1943

Mission Statement:
The Lexington Herald-Leader and Kentucky.com is committed to being Central and Eastern Kentucky's primary source of news, advertising, information and commentary. It will sustain this commitment by upholding the highest standards of journalism while providing superior customer service and striving to improve readership and profitability. The Herald-Leader endeavors to be a rewarding and caring place to work and a force for positive change in the community.

Founded: The Lexington Herald traces its roots to 1870 and the Lexington Leader to 1888. Leader owner John G. Stoll bought the Herald in 1937; Knight Newspapers bought them in 1973. The papers merged Jan. 1, 1983. McClatchy acquired the paper in 2006 with its purchase of Knight Ridder.

Key Executives:
Rufus Friday, President and Publisher
Peter Baniak, Vice President and Editor
Kim Woods, Vice President, Advertising
Vanessa Gallman, Editorial Page Editor
Sheila Vose, Vice President & Chief Financial Officer
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General Hiring Contact:Human Resources Manager Michael Wells at 859-231-3346 or mwells1@herald-leader.com.

Market: The Lexington Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) includes Fayette, Bourbon, Clark, Jessamine, Scott and Woodford counties. The population growth in the MSA is expected to be 11.4 percent by 2020. Diverse economy is fueled more by services than manufacturing.

Circulation Area: 70 counties in Central, Eastern and South-Central Kentucky.

Site: A 186,000-square-foot newspaper facility anchoring the east end of downtown Lexington; 74,000-square-foot off-site packaging/commercial printing facility

Readership: 207,805 daily; 313,407 Sunday

Circulation: 92,784 daily; 117,980 Sunday

(Sources: Sept. 25, 2011, ABC Publisher's Statement & Scarborough, 2011, Release 1. DMA all 40 counties.)

Website: www.kentucky.com

Online audience: 10,031,881 page views per month; 1,316,942 monthly unique visitors.

Combined audience (print and online): 475,828 (in market unduplicated)

Bureaus: Frankfort, Somerset

Pulitzer Prizes: 2000 for Editorial Cartooning, Joel Pett; 1992 for Editorial Writing, Maria Henson; 1986 for Investigative Reporting, Mike York and Jeff Marx.