BOSTON, March 29, 2006 - Richard J. Daniels, president of
Boston Globe Media, announced the retirement of Bruce S. Bennett, publisher of
the Worcester Telegram & Gazette. Mr. Daniels also announced that Bruce Gaultney, publisher
of the Star-Banner of Ocala, Florida, will succeed Mr. Bennett as publisher of
the Telegram & Gazette, effective May 1, 2006.
Bennett, 61, made his decision to retire late last year after a career of 34
years at the Worcester Telegram & Gazette, 14 as publisher. He began his career as a general news
reporter. As publisher he guided the
Telegram & Gazette to financial and editorial excellence. Under his leadership the T&G was named
newspaper of the year by the New England Newspaper Association several
times. He oversaw the opening of a new
production plant in Millbury and the creation of the Web site Telegram.com.
Mr. Gaultney, 49, has been publisher of the Star-Banner,
part of The New York Times Regional Media Group, since 2002. Prior to that he had served in a variety of
roles at the paper, including executive editor, and general manager. During his years as publisher and general
manager the newspaper has seen dramatic changes including the creation of three
weekly newspapers, a regional magazine, a direct mail operation, a thriving
commercial print operation and the launch of Ocala.com, a web community portal.