Virtual Conference 2020
Editor in Chief at Chicago Sun-Times
Chris Fusco was named editor-in-chief of the Chicago Sun-Times in October 2017. Before that, he served as the news organization's interim editor-in-chief for nearly three months, managing editor for about a year, and was a Sun-Times reporter for 16 years, including seven as an investigative reporter. Fusco, 47, is the recipient of more than a dozen local and several national journalism honors, including the George Polk Award for local reporting, which he shared with colleagues Tim Novak and Carol Marin in 2014. Fusco began his journalism career at the Northwest Herald in Crystal Lake and joined the Daily Herald, Illinois' third-largest newspaper, in 1995, eventually becoming the newspaper's lead political reporter. He moved to the Sun-Times in 2000, working as a state-government reporter and relief editor on the city desk. He is a graduate of Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington.