Get Media Industry Alerts
Visit min's sister site:

Facebook  Twitter  LinkedIn   Google+   
Latest Issue »
Subscribe Now »
Get 4
Free Issues »

Richard Price Named CEO of Chicago Sun-Times Parent Co.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Richard Price (pictured), president and chief operating officer of Chicago Sun-Times parent Mesirow Financial Holdings, was elevated to chairman/CEO on March 17. Announcement by Mesirow's board of directors followed the March 16 death of corporate chairman/CEO (since 1994) James Tyree due to complications from stomach cancer.

Tyree was credited for saving the Sun-Times in October 2009. Newspaper had been owned since 1994 by the Conrad Black-led Hollinger International. Black's 2007 conviction for embezzling $6.1 million from Hollinger for personal use (he was released in July 2010) led to the newspaper filing for bankruptcy in March 2009.  Mesirow, through Tyree, paid $25 million--most of which was to pay off past debts--and the newspaper continues to publish.

Price and Tyree had worked together at Mesirow for 30 years, and no change is expected in the direction of the company or of the Sun-Times.

If you have breaking news to share please contact min's editors.

Friend Us on Facebook at


min's Magazine Media Awards
Entry Deadline: March 11
Enter Today

minsider Breakfast
March 15 | Yale Club, NYC
Register Today

min's 30 Event
April 14 | Grand Hyatt, NYC
Register Today

See all events and awards

Search Jobs
Media Jobs
Digital Ad Sales Manager
Emerald Expositions
Alpharetta, GA

Events Marketing Manager
Access Intelligence
New York, N.Y.

Managing Editor
Acoustical Society of America
West Barnstable, MA

Boston, MA

Assistant/Associate/Senior Editor
Nature Publishing Group
London or New York City

White Papers
Get even smarter.  Need a quick primer on a media topic? Download a white paper!

Optimizing Your Printer Services - By MRI

Media Insights: minsider Viewpoints from the Front Lines - By min

View Whitepapers
min Contests

min contests

Want to sponsor a min contest?

Inside min This Week

Free Eletters — Sign up Now