Top Exec Departs Philly Newspapers

Christine Bonanducci was the only woman on IGM's executive leadership team.

Photo | Jeff Fusco

Photo | Jeff Fusco

Another executive has departed Philly’s major daily newspapers.

Christine Bonanducci was the only woman listed as part of the “executive team” at Interstate General Media, the company that owns the Inquirer, Daily News, and Mark Block, a spokesman for IGM, confirmed she resigned effective Friday, June 27th.

Her departure is the latest in a wave since Gerry Lenfest acquired sole ownership of the papers earlier this month. Three advertising executives reportedly departed after former publisher Brian Tierney was brought in to consult on advertising issues; a trio of leaders resigned en masse a day later.

While in the position, Bonanducci attracted perhaps the most outside attention for a memo — shortly after last year’s ownership brawl started — asking the company’s journalists not to speak to outside journalists, but to refer inquiries to a company spokesman.

There was no official word on the reason for her departure.