When former editor and publisher Jack Fuller stepped down from his post as president of Tribune Co.’s publishing division in 2004, reporters and editors at the Chicago Tribune declared it the end of an era.
At the time, the Pulitzer Prize winner was the only Tribune corporate executive with a journalism pedigree. He had spent most of his 40-year journalism career at the Tribune, starting as a copyboy at 16 and eventually rising to the helm of the newsroom and later the company’s entire publishing operation.
Fuller, 69, died Tuesday in his Chicago home. He was diagnosed several months ago with cancer.