DALLAS (June 19, 2013)—Robert Decherd, 62, the CEO of Dallas-based A.H. Belo Corp., plans to retire in September and will become vice chairman of the board of directors.
James Moroney III will succeed him as CEO, company officials said Wednesday.
Moroney is executive vice president of A.H. Belo and has served as publisher and CEO of The Dallas Morning News since 2001.
Moroney, 56, will continue those roles with the company's flagship newspaper.
Decherd has been chief executive officer of A.H. Belo since the company spun off from Belo Corp. in February 2008.
He was CEO of Belo Corp. from 1987 until 2008 and has been with Belo nearly 40 years.
A.H. Belo also owns the Denton Record-Chronicle, The Providence (R.I.) Journal and The Press-Enterprise in Riverside, Calif.