Howard A. Tyner

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Howard A. Tyner "is vice president/editorial of Tribune Publishing Company.

"Tyner joined the Chicago Tribune in 1977 after 10 years in Europe with United Press International. For UPI he served as a correspondent in London, Vienna, Frankfurt, Bonn, Warsaw and Moscow.

"After five years of covering a broad range of domestic and international stories for the Tribune, he returned to the then Soviet Union in 1982 as Moscow bureau chief.

"In 1985 he became Tribune foreign editor and, in 1988, associate managing editor for foreign and national news. He was named deputy managing editor in 1990 and associate editor for features in 1992.

"On Sept. 1, 1993, Tyner was named 19th editor of the Tribune.

"During his tenure as editor, the Tribune received six Pulitzer Prizes, two Robert Kennedy awards and numerous other citations.

"The Tribune's renovated newsroom and the Tribune Media Center in Washington, both opened while Tyner was editor, also have become centerpieces for Tribune Co.'s groundbreaking and internationally recognized multimedia news strategy.

"In February 2001, he relinquished the Tribune editorship to focus exclusively on his role with Tribune Publishing. In the same month, the Washington-based National Press Foundation cited him as U.S. Editor of the Year for 2000 based on the Tribune's coverage of death penalty issues and his leadership in multimedia.

"Tyner received a B.A. from Carleton College, Northfield, MN., and an M.S.J. from Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism. He has completed the Advanced Executive Program at Duke University.

"He serves as board chairman of the World Press Institute, is a director of the American Press Institute and sits on the Foundation Board of the American Society of Newspaper Editors. He also is an advisor to the Alfred Friendly Press Fellowships and the American Councils for International Education." [1]