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John W. Madigan

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John W. Madigan "was elected chief executive officer of Tribune in May 1995. He also served as chairman from 1996 through December 2003. He was elected to the Tribune board of directors in 1975, the same year he joined the company as vice president/chief financial officer.

"Madigan began his business career as a financial analyst with Duff & Phelps Inc. in Chicago and later became a manager at Arthur Andersen & Co. He was an investment banker with both Paine, Webber, Jackson & Curtis and Salomon Brothers.

"Tribune is a media industry leader with operations in 25 major markets throughout the United States. Through television, radio, newspapers and the Internet, the company reaches more than 80 percent of U.S. households. In June 2000, Tribune acquired The Times Mirror Company, creating a major-market multimedia leader and the only company with television-newspaper-interactive combinations in New York, Los Angeles and Chicago, the nation’s top three markets.

"Madigan is a director of the McCormick Tribune Foundation, Boise Cascade and Gilead Sciences; a special partner at Madison Dearborn Partners; a member of the Board of Overseers of the Hoover Institution; and a past chairman of The Chicago Council on Foreign Relations. He also serves as a trustee of Northwestern University, Rush University Medical Center and the Museum of Television & Radio in New York. He is a member of the Defense Business Board of the Department of Defense.

"A Chicago-area native, born June 7, 1937, Madigan holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in business administration from the University of Michigan." [1]

He is a director of the Chicago Council on Global Affairs.

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