Steve Rossi is the publisher of the Bay Area News Group. Rossi is also president and chief executive of Bay Area News Group’s parent, the California Newspapers Partnership consisting of 34 daily newspapers. He also is regional Digital First Media’s executive vice president, which operates the newspapers. From 1987 until 2006, Rossi held several management posts with Knight Ridder. From 1992 through 1998, he was executive vice president and general manager of The Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News. He joined Knight Ridder’s corporate staff when it moved from Miami to San Jose, holding senior management positions until its sale in 2006. He then became executive vice president and chief operating officer of the Media News Group. Rossi, a Los Gatos resident, is a board member of the Alliance for Audited Media and a former board member of the San Jose Repertory Theatre, the San Jose Downtown Association, and the San Jose Silicon Valley Chamber of Commerce. He holds an MBA from the Wharton School.