By: Ellen Liburt
Indy Selects editor
Who says you can’t go home again? Mooresville, Ind., native Tim Franklin has been lured from the Chicago Tribune to become The Indianapolis Star’s new executive editor and vice president at year’s end.
Franklin, 39, replaces Frank Caperton, 62, who is retiring after a 15-year run as the top editor with The Indianapolis Star and News.
Franklin, who spent 17 years at the Tribune, covered Chicago City Hall and the Illinois Statehouse, filled several editing slots in suburban bureaus, coordinated coverage of the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games, and was associate managing editor, first of the sports department and then of business.
“The thing that sets Tim apart is the fact that he’s a native and that he’s got such broad experience in almost every department of the Chicago Tribune,” said Dale A. Duncan, president and publisher of the Star. “He really believes in newspapers ? that we have a future ? and he wants to be part of a company that wants to grow, not manage decline.”
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