Tim Knight, an attorney-turned-publishing executive, is exiting the Chicago Sun-Times to oversee the Newhouse-owned Northeast Ohio Media Group, which includes Cleveland.com and provides significant ad and marketing services to the Cleveland Plain Dealer.
Knight has been CEO of Wrapports LLC, which owns the struggling Chicago Sun-Times and Chicago Reader, the city’s alternative weekly. He was a longtime staffer and executive at Tribune Co. and served as publisher of Newsday.
The Sun-Times is challenged, like many other dailies, but even more hard-pressed in a two-paper market with the Chicago Tribune the dominant force. There have been many cutbacks during Knight’s tenure, and the newsroom staff is now below 100.
The majority owner of Wrapports Michael Ferro, a local high-tech executive who has clearly struggled to turn around the paper during difficult times. Read more