Owner and Publisher, Hyde Park Herald
Bruce Sagan has been publisher of the Hyde Park Herald for 58 years.
has spent more than half a century reporting, writing and publishing for and about the neighborhoods and communities of the Chicago area.
During his journalism career he has published newspapers in four states, been a partner of the English company that publishes the Financial Times, worked with The New York Times on developing their national edition and started a regional daily newspaper in the Chicago suburbs.
A past president of the Illinois Press Association, Mr. Sagan was a founding director of the Suburban Newspapers of America.
He has been a consultant to The Washington Post and Media General.
Most recently, Mr. Sagan worked at Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism on revising the curriculum for the 21st century.
Mr. Sagan has served as vice chairman of the Chicago Public Library Board, chairman of the Illinois Arts Council, chairman of the Illinois Housing Development Authority, and secretary of the Chicago Housing Authority.
He is on the board of directors of the Steppenwolf Theater Company, the Joffrey Ballet, the Chicago Public Library Foundation and the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts.