Sixth-Generation Family Member Joins Shaw Newspapers Board

By: E&P Staff

Justin Shaw, a sixth-generation member of the Illinois newspaper publishing family, has been elected to the board of directors of the parent company of Shaw Newspapers.

Justin Shaw, who became the ninth member of the board of the family-owned company, is the son of former director Ben D. Shaw, and the brother of the chain’s former information technologies director, Brad Shaw.

Justin Shaw also become the first of his generation to be elected to the board, noted Shaw Newspapers, which calls itself the nation’s third-oldest continuously owned and managed newspaper company.

Shaw publishes 45 dailies and non-dailies in the far suburbs of Chicago, including the Kane County Chronicle, the Northwest Herald, and the DeKalb Daily Chronicle.

Justin Shaw is a “lead transition executive for the Cerberus Operations and Advisory Company, the executive management arm of the private investment firm Cerberus Capital Management L.P.

He holds an MBA from the Harvard Business School and a BS from Harvard University. He lives in Radnor, Pa with his wife Kimberly and two children, Susanne and Jack.

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