Timothy P. Knight
President and Chief Executive Officer
Tim Knight is President and CEO of the Robert R. McCormick Foundation, which works with communities in Chicagoland and across Illinois to develop educated, informed, and engaged citizens. The Foundation aims to assist communities, strengthen our democracy, and help ensure that families, especially children, have the opportunities they need to flourish.
Most of Knight’s career was spent in the media industry, much of it with Tribune Company. He served as CEO, President, and a member of the Board of Tribune Publishing Co. He previously served as President and CEO of Newsday Media Group and Publisher of Newsday. Prior to Newsday, he held several senior management positions at Tribune Company and the Chicago Tribune.
Knight was a co-founder and held senior management roles at Classified Ventures, LLC (parent of cars.com and apartments.com). Prior to joining Classified Ventures, he served as mergers and acquisitions counsel for Tribune Company. He also previously served as the President of Advance Ohio, parent of cleveland.com, and as CEO of the holding company of the Chicago Sun-Times. Knight started his career as a corporate attorney at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher and Flom in Chicago and London.
Knight holds a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from Marquette University and a law degree from DePaul University College of Law.
Engaged in a number of civic organizations over the years, Knight is currently a member of the Board of Directors of the Mercy Home for Boys and Girls.