Tom Arviso Jr. portrait
Tom Arviso, Jr.
Publisher and CEO,
Tom Arviso, Jr. a Navajo originally from Window Rock, Ariz., is publisher of the Navajo Times newspaper.
He also is chief executive officer of the newly created Navajo Times Publishing Company, Inc.
Arviso was hired as editor of the Navajo Times in 1988 and assumed the duties of editor and publisher in 1993.
He was a sportswriter and news reporter with the Navajo Times Today, the first and only Native American owned daily newspaper, from 1984 to 1986.
Before that, Arviso
wrote for The Arizona Indian
, a monthly publication based in Phoenix.
He is a former board vice president and treasurer of the Native American Journalists Association and is a member of the Arizona Newspapers Association board.
In 1997, he
was awarded NAJA's
"Wassaja Award" for "extraordinary service to Native journalism.
In 1998, he
was honored by the Arizona Newspapers Association
with the "Freedom of Information Award.
He won a John S. Knight Fellowship in 2000 to 2001 and studied newspaper management at Stanford University.
is the first and only full-blood Native American to have been selected for a Knight Fellowship.
Arviso majored in journalism at Arizona State University and Mesa Community College.