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NY Post Names Chandler Publisher

September 29, 1999

NEW YORK (AP) _ Ken Chandler was named publisher of the New York Post, retaining his title as editor-in-chief, News Corp. Chairman Rupert Murdoch said Wednesday.

Chandler, 52, replaces Martin Singerman, who is stepping down after 5 1/2 years, Murdoch said in a statement.

``I am enormously grateful to Martin Singerman for his stewardship of the Post,″ Murdoch said. ``We are lucky to have Ken Chandler, who has both the skills and the stature to lead the paper forward.″

Xana Antunes, Post deputy editor, will assume the title of acting editor, running the newsroom’s day-to-day operations.

Chandler joined the Post in 1978 and rose up to managing editor, before taking over as editor of the Boston Herald in 1986.

In 1993, Chandler went back to the Post as editor-in-chief after Murdoch reacquired the paper. He first worked for Murdoch at the London Sun in 1973.

``This is an exciting time to be taking the helm at the Post,″ said Chandler, referring to the paper’s current management team and its plans to implement color presses.

Singerman has held a variety of positions with Murdoch’s media interests, including a six-year reign as president of News America Publishing, where he headed a group of 25 newspapers and magazines.

The Post, with a circulation of more than 437,000, is the nation’s 14th largest paper, according to figures released last year by the Audit Bureau of Circulation.

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