Colin Ungaro Named CEO of CurtCo Freedom Group

Posted on August 23, 1999

Colin Ungaro has been named CEO of CurtCo Freedom Group, announced Sam Wolgemuth, president of Freedom Communication's magazine division. Previously, Ungaro was president and CEO of International Data Group's Network World, Inc., a computer networking magazine.

"We are delighted to welcome Colin Ungaro to Freedom Magazines," said Wolgemuth. "He is an experienced business leader who has led large organizations to great success in highly competitive special interest media. He joins a high-growth business and a fine leadership team. Working together, they will be a powerful force in the computer publishing market.

An industry veteran, Ungaro has also worked at CMP Publications Group as editorial director for CommunicationsWeek, CommunicationsWeek International, Network Computing and InformationWeek. He also served as associate publisher of McGraw-Hill's Data Communications, and vice president of editorial for McGraw-Hill's Information System's division. Ungaro will take the CurtCo helm from founder Bill Curtis, who has joined Freedom's Interactive Media Division as the CEO of Smalloffice.com.

"I'm very excited to be joining CurtCo/Freedom because of the strong portfolio of publications that the company has and the fast-growth market they serve," said Ungaro. "I look forward to seeing the company continue its strong growth and build on its unique franchise."

Freedom Communications, Inc. is a media company consisting of newspapers, broadcast television and magazines. The privately-owned company was founded in 1927 and is headquartered in Irvine, Calif. Freedom's magazine division includes 17 magazine titles serving readers in the areas of consumer electronics, international trade and business, fashion and lifestyle and healthcare. Freedom's newspaper division publishes 27 daily newspapers and 35 weekly publications, with a combined daily circulation of more than one million subscribers. Its broadcast division consists of eight television stations.

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