Klunder left LANG in 2005 to head up the circulation department for the Times, where he'd worked before. Late last month, Times publisher Eddie Hartenstein announced Klunder was leaving for points unknown. Now we know.
This is the second new publisher for the LANG chain in as many days.
From the Daily News:
The appointment, which takes effect Aug. 10, marks Klunder's return to the nine-paper Los Angeles Newspaper Group (LANG), where he served as vice president of circulation from 1999 to 2005.
"Jack's understanding of our market and his impressive track record make him ideally suited to run the Daily News," said Fred Hamilton, LANG's chief executive officer.
Klunder was the Times' executive vice president of circulation and distribution from 2005 until earlier this year, and was responsible for all circulation, advertising and newspaper operations while serving as Times president in 2008. He'd previously spent 20 years in various management positions at the Times, from 1976 to 1996.
Before joining LANG for the first time, Klunder was a founding partner of Equant Marketing Group, which established an inbound/outbound call center in Denver and generated $12 million in revenues within two years.
Klunder received a business management degree from Pepperdine University and a graduate degree from UCLA's Anderson School of Management.
Klunder is married to Dee Dee and has four daughters.