Boston Globe Owner John Henry Takes On Publisher Role

January 31, 2014 1:37 AM
Boston Globe Owner John Henry Takes On Publisher Role
" BOSTON (AP) — The new owner of the Boston Globe named himself publisher Thursday and appointed a well-known Boston advertising executive as CEO.

John Henry, also the principal owner of the Boston Red Sox, said he will concentrate on strategy, while Mike Sheehan will oversee day-to-day business operations.

Henry bought the Globe and related New England properties from the New York Times Co. in October. He is the Globe’s third owner and its ninth publisher.

“My main role as publisher is to ensure that the Globe has the right management and that management has the resources to accomplish its mission,” Henry said.

Sheehan, former CEO of Boston-based Hill Holliday, joined the Globe earlier this month as a consultant. The Massachusetts native began his newspaper career as sports editor of the Weymouth News and as a reporter for The Patriot Ledger, of Quincy, before moving into advertising "

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