Butch Ward



Butch Ward has been a journalist and teacher of journalists for nearly five decades. He was managing editor of both The Baltimore News American and The Philadelphia Inquirer and then spent three years as vice president for corporate and public affairs at Independence Blue Cross in Philadelphia before joining the faculty of The Poynter Institute. He spent 13 years at Poynter, teaching, consulting and facilitating leadership and editing programs for print, broadcast and digital newsrooms and for journalism associations. Now semi-retired, he continues to help both aspiring and established newsroom managers become the leaders their staffs and communities need them to be. A graduate of the University of Notre Dame, he lives in Wallingford, Pa., with his wife, Donna.