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Elizabeth "Betsy" Brenner

Brenner a 30-year veteran of the newspaper industry, was named publisher of The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel in January 2005. She oversees Wisconsin’s largest newspaper, its websites and a wide range of related businesses. The Journal Sentinel is owned by Milwaukee-based Journal Communications Inc.

Prior to coming to Milwaukee, Brenner was president and publisher of The News Tribune in Tacoma, Wash., and The Sun in Bremerton, Wash.

Brenner began her newspaper career as a city news reporter for The Chicago Tribune in 1977. She worked in several marketing management positions at The New York Times. She moved to The Miami Herald in a series of marketing, advertising and circulation roles. In 1991, she was recruited by Scripps Howard to lead the ad department at the Rocky Mountain News in Denver, during the height of that city’s newspaper war.

In Tacoma, Brenner served on the Executive Council for a Greater Tacoma, the executive committee and board of trustees for The Museum of Glass, and the University of Washington Tacoma Advisory Board.

She joined the board of the Washington Roundtable in 2000. She was also elected to represent Western U.S. newspapers for the Associated Press Nominating Committee twice, and chaired the group from 2003 on.

In Tacoma, Brenner served on the Executive Council for a Greater Tacoma, the executive committee and board of trustees for The Museum of Glass, and the University of Washington Tacoma Advisory Board.

She joined the board of the Washington Roundtable in 2000. She was also elected to represent Western U.S. newspapers for the Associated Press Nominating Committee twice, and chaired the group from 2003 on.