Terry Egger, the former publisher of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, has been named publisher and CEO of Philadelphia Media Network, the parent company of the Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia Daily News and Philly.com.
Egger succeeds Gerry Lenfest, who owns the company, as publisher. According to a release from Philadelphia Media Network, Lenfest will remain involved with company strategy.
Egger’s elevation to CEO represents the most significant transfer of power in Philly since Lenfest and Lewis Katz won control of the publishing properties in an auction last year. The bid came after a legal battle between the company’s owners over the firing of Inquirer Editor Bill Marimow, who was reinstated by a judge.