‘Chicago Sun-Times’ Names Publisher

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(AP) Chicago Sun-Times executive John Cruickshank was named the newspaper’s publisher on Tuesday, a day after David Radler resigned in a management shakeup at Hollinger International Inc.

The shuffle occurred after an internal investigation found fees had been improperly paid to company executives.

In a news release, Hollinger, which publishes the Sun-Times and other papers including The Daily Telegraph in London, said Cruickshank was promoted to publisher of the Sun-Times and chief operating officer of a Chicago-area group of newspapers the company publishes.

Cruickshank was vice president of editorial at the Sun-Times since 2000. Before coming to the Sun-Times, Cruickshank was editor-in-chief of The Vancouver (B.C.) Sun from 1995 until 2000. He has also been the managing editor at The Globe and Mail of Toronto, which he joined as a reporter in 1981.

Radler and Hollinger chief executive Conrad Black stepped down Monday after an ongoing internal review revealed the two men, other executives and Hollinger’s parent company received more than $32 million in unauthorized payments in connection with the sale of several community newspapers.

According to the company, Black and Radler each received $7.2 million in unauthorized payments. Both men and another executive have agreed to repay Hollinger what they owe, with interest, the company said.

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