Brooks Johnson, a publisher in the 1980s of The Sun in San Bernardino and later was a Gannett regional executive, died May 1, 2018, at his home in Paradise Valley, Ariz., the Arizona Republic reported. He was 70.

Johnson, who joined Gannett in 1977 as an advertising director in Indiana, served at newspapers in Illinois and Colorado before joining The Sun in 1987.

Later, he was vice president of Gannett’s Pacific Group. His wife, Sue Clark-Johnson, was also a former top Gannett executive; they were married for 19 years before Clark-Johnson died in 2015.

Brooks Johnson was a former member of the CNPA Board of Directors.