Poynter Boards, Founder, Past Presidents and Chairmen

Board of Trustees

Lori Bergen - Founding Dean, College of Media, Communication & Information at the University of Colorado, Boulder

Stephen Buckley - Professional Development Program, Aga Khan Graduate School of Media and Communications, Nairobi

Neil Brown - President, The Poynter Institute

Andy Corty - Publisher, Trend Magazines, Inc.; Vice President, Times Publishing Company

Monica Davey - Chicago Bureau Chief, The New York Times

Paula Ellis - Retired, Former Vice President for Strategic Initiatives, John S. and James L. Knight Foundation

Jana Jones - Treasurer, The Poynter Institute; CFO, Tampa Bay Times

Rob King - Senior Vice President, SportsCenter and News, ESPN

Ann Marie Lipinski - Curator, The Nieman Foundation for Journalism, Harvard University

Kelly McBride - Senior Vice President, The Poynter Institute

Paul C. Tash - Chairman and CEO of the Times Publishing Company; Chairman of Poynter's Board of Trustees

Kinsey Wilson - President, WordPress


National Advisory Board

Anders Gyllenhaal - Chair of Poynter's NAB; Retired Vice President of News, The McClatchy Company

Karen E. Andreas - Regional Publisher, North of Boston Media Group

Melissa Bell - Publisher, Vox Media, Inc.

Audrey Cooper - Editor in Chief, San Francisco Chronicle

John Dickerson - Co-Host, CBS This Morning

Jon Funabiki - Professor of Journalism and Executive Director, Renaissance Journalism, San Francisco State University

S. Mitra Kalita - Vice President for Programming, CNN Digital

Wesley Lowery - Reporter, The Washington Post

Eric Lukens - Editor, The Bulletin

Mi-Ai Parrish - Professor, Media Innovation and Leadership, Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, Arizona State University

Byron Pitts - Anchor, Nightline; Chief National Correspondent, ABC News

Christine Portela - Director of News Operations, Local Media, Univision Communications, Inc.

Emily Ramshaw - Editor-In-Chief, The Texas Tribune

Callie Schweitzer - Chief Content Officer, Thrive Global

Frank Sesno - Director, School of Media & Public Affairs, George Washington University


The Poynter Foundation Board

Brian P. Tierney - Foundation Chairman, CEO of Brian Communications and Realtime Media

Paul C. Tash - Chairman and CEO of the Times Publishing Company and Chairman of Poynter's Board of Trustees

Neil Brown - President, The Poynter Institute

Roger Black - Art Director, Design Consultant

Barry Edwards - Political Consultant and Strategist

Fassil Gabremariam - CEO, Footsteps International

Mario R. Garcia - Affiliate, CEO and Founder of Garcia Media

Bob Graham - Senator

James Holton - President, Holton Companies

Linda Marcelli - Vice President, Lucky’s Real Tomatoes

Elise Minkoff - Honorary Commander, MacDill Air Force Base

Craig Newmark - Founder, craigslist and the Craig Newmark Foundation

Christopher Pizzo - Senior Vice President, Deloitte CRG

Frank "Sandy" Rief III - Attorney, Allen Dell, Attorneys at Law

Owen J. Roberts - Chairman and CEO, Capital Formation Counselors, Inc.

Elizabeth Sembler - Chair, Corporation for Public Broadcasting

Greg Truax - President, Tampa Bay Publishing Inc.



Nelson Poynter (1903-1978)


Former Chairmen

Andy Barnes - Poynter Chairman and CEO Emeritus

Eugene Patterson - Poynter Chairman and CEO Emeritus (1923-2013)


Former Presidents

Tim Franklin - Former President

Dr. Karen B. Dunlap - President Emerita

James M. Naughton - President Emeritus (1938-2012)

Bob Haiman - President Emeritus

Donald Baldwin - President Emeritus (1918-2006)


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