Gerould Kern was named senior vice president and editor of the Chicago Tribune in July 2008 and held a number of senior editing roles since joining the newspaper in 1991. Kern has focused the Tribune and its websites on local investigative reporting to expose political corruption, government mismanagement and consumer safety issues. This emphasis on “watchdog” reporting has helped drive political reform in Illinois and changed the way consumer health and safety is regulated.
In June, Kern directed the launch of a redesigned and expanded Chicago Tribune, adding 44 full news pages of news to the paper each week. At the same time, chicagotribune.com was redesign and refocused with greater emphasis on breaking news.
- Company:Chicago Tribune
- Job Title:Senior Vice President and Editor