‘Chicago Sun-Times’ Names John Barron Editor

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By: E&P Staff

John Barron is the new editor of the Chicago Sun-Times, replacing Michael Cooke, who recently departed to become editor of New York’s Daily News.

Publisher John Cruickshank announced the appointment at a speech Thursday morning to the Executives Club of Chicago, according to a report in Crain’s Chicago Business.

Barron’s managing editor will be Don Hayner, the former managing editor/news.

“We’ve got virtually the same guys running things,” Barron said, according to Crain’s. “We’re very happy with the way things are going.”

Barron joined the Sun-Times in 1995.

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