R. Bruce Dold

R. Bruce Dold is a Pulitzer Prize winning journalist and is the publisher and editor-in-chief of the Chicago Tribune.[1]

Early life and educationEdit

Dold (full name Robert Bruce Dold) was born March 9, 1955, in Newark, NJ, to Robert Bruce Dold and Margaret (Noll).[2] He grew up in Glen Ridge, NJ, and from 1973 to 1978 he attended Northwestern University in Evanston, IL, where he received a B.S. and M.S. in Journalism.[3]

Professional careerEdit

Dold was hired as a suburban reporter by the Chicago Tribune in 1978. He also contributed to Downbeat Magazine as a jazz critic. The Tribune hired him as a regular reporter in 1983, and he became a political writer before joining the editorial board in 1990. In 1995, he became deputy editorial page editor and columnist at the Tribune.[2] In 1993, while a member of the editorial board, he wrote a 10-part series that won the Pulitzer for editorial writing. The citation read: "For his series of editorials deploring the murder of a 3-year-old boy by his abusive mother and decrying the Illinois child welfare system."[4]

In 2000, Dold was named editorial page editor.[3] The Tribune subsequently earned a dozen national awards for editorials. It received the 2003 Pulitzer Prize for editorial writing and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in 2009, 2010 and 2011.[5]

In February 2016, Dold was named editor of the Chicago Tribune, following former Tribune editor-in-chief Gerould Kern.[6]

Personal lifeEdit

Dold, who is Roman Catholic, married Eileen Claire Norris in 1982. They have two daughters, Megan and Kristen.[2][3]


  1. ^ Channick, Robert (March 2, 2016). "Dold named Chicago Tribune publisher, Ferro donates Sun-Times stake to charitable trust". Chicago Tribune. Tribune Company. Retrieved 8 March 2016.
  2. ^ a b c Brennan, Elizabeth A. (1999). Who's Who of Pulitzer Prize Winners. Oryx Press. p. 193. ISBN 978-1-57356-111-2. Retrieved 15 January 2016.
  3. ^ a b c "Bruce Dold". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 15 January 2016.
  4. ^ "1994 Pulitzer Prizes". The Pulitzer Prizes. Retrieved 15 January 2016.
  5. ^ "Bruce Dold". Chicago Ideas Week. Retrieved 15 January 2016.
  6. ^ Channick, Robert (February 18, 2016). "Chicago Tribune names Bruce Dold as new editor; Gerould Kern to retire". Chicago Tribune. Tribune Company. Retrieved 8 March 2016.

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