- 1. Career
Mark E. Aldam was named executive vice president and chief operating officer of Hearst in February 2018. He previously served as president of Hearst Newspapers and as a senior vice president and director of Hearst. Previously, Aldam was executive vice president, deputy group head of Hearst Newspapers. In that role, he also had oversight of eight of Hearst’s properties as group publisher. Hearst Newspapers, with more than 3,000 employees across the nation, publishes 24 dailies and 52 weeklies reaching more than 42 million unique visitors across the U.S. with related mobile websites and digital products in cities including Houston, San Francisco, San Antonio and Albany. Throughout the past several years, Hearst Newspapers has acquired nine daily papers and 35 weeklies and invested in eight new digital businesses.
Aldam joined Hearst in 2006 as publisher of the Albany Times Union, where he served for three years before adding the Connecticut Media Group to his Group Publishing role. He was formerly senior vice president/chief operating officer of The Hartford Courant, owned by Times Mirror and the Tribune Company. During Aldam’s 10 years with The Hartford Courant, he served various advertising, consumer marketing and operations roles, in addition to serving as Group SVP for advertising across the seven Tribune east coast newspapers before being named senior vice president/chief operating officer/general manager in 2001-2005.
Aldam is the chairman of the News Media Alliance, on the board of directors of Nucleus Marketing Solutions and on the board of trustees of the American Press Institute.