- Associated Press - Wednesday, June 29, 2016

MELVILLE, N.Y. (AP) - Gordon McLeod, the publisher of Newsday Media Group, is stepping down from his post.

Newsday reports Wednesday (https://nwsdy.li/29qGnLH ) that McLeod’s resignation would be effective July 2.

The newspaper said McLeod emailed employees Wednesday, saying his decision was “personal” and that he had found his work “an incredibly rewarding experience.”

A Newsday spokesman declined to comment.

McLeod was hired in March 2014 and was responsible for leading all of the Newsday Media Group’s outlets. That includes Newsday, Newsday.com, amNewYork, amny.com, exploreLI.com and a large group of weekly shopper publications.

Prior to joining Newsday, McLeod served as president of Krux, a technology company.

From 2006 to 2010, he worked at News Corp.’s Dow Jones & Company as president of The Wall Street Journal Digital Network.

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