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Ted Power
Publisher, The Daily Advertiser, Lafayette, La.

Ted Power, 48, was named President and Publisher of the Daily Advertiser in Lafayette, Louisiana, and the Daily World in Opelousas, in December 2002.

He oversees approximately 320 full- and part-time employees, who produce the two daily newspapers, an alternative weekly, three weekly classified shoppers, more than a dozen other periodicals and www.theadvertiser.com.

In February 2006, he was named vice president of the Sun Coast Group of the Gannett Newspaper Division, assuming oversight of the Shreveport (La.) Times, The Monroe (La.) News-Star and the Alexandria (La.) Town Talk.

Power came to Lafayette after spending 23 years at The Tennessean in Nashville. His last position there was as General Manager and Editor of The Tennessean's Williamson A.M. section, which he launched in 1996.

He served in a variety of newsroom positions before launching Williamson A.M., including Managing Editor/Nights (1995-96), Managing Editor/Sports (1992-95), Assistant Sports Editor, sports copy editor and sports writer.

Power joined The Tennessean in 1979 as a part-time clerk in the sports department. His primary responsibility in his first job was to give sports scores to those who called the newspaper's "Scoreline" looking for
A native of Warrenton, Va., Power attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and graduated in 1998 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism.

He is married to Kathleen Kirby Power, the Customer Programs Director for the Gannett Louisiana Newspapers. They have three children, Kirby, 6; Allison, 4; and Jack, 1.

Power is co-chairman of the Bishop's Charity Gala and a member of the Board of Directors of the Greater Lafayette Chamber of Commerce; and the Lafayette Education Foundation. He is on the Board of Visitors of the Manship School of Communication at Louisiana State University.

He and his family are parishioners at St. Pius X Catholic Church.

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