Published: Sep 13, 2012 4:39 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Pat Dorsey is leaving his position as publisher of the Tallahassee Democrat to take the same post at the Sarasota Herald-Tribune.
Dorsey made the announcement Wednesday and will begin his new job on Oct. 1.
The Tallahassee Democrat ( ) reports 44-year-old Dorsey was the eighth publisher in the 107-year history of the Democrat. He has been with the Democrat since August 2005 when it was purchased by Gannett.
The Herald-Tribune is owned by the Halifax Media Group which owns 38 daily and weekly newspapers in five states.
Dorsey says the new position allows him an opportunity to go to a larger market and face new challenges.
Dorsey is a graduate of Old Dominion University in Virginia and was a certified public accountant before joining Gannett 19 years ago.

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