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Howard A. Tyner

Howard A. Tyner (MSJ67) is a member of the inaugural class of the Medill Hall of Achievement of 1997.

Tyner was vice president/editorial of Tribune Publishing Company until he retired in 2003. Tyner joined the Chicago Tribune in 1977 after 10 years in Europe with United Press International. For UPI he served as a correspondent in London, Vienna, Frankfurt, Bonn, Warsaw, and Moscow.

After five years of covering a broad range of domestic and international stories for the Tribune, he returned to the then Soviet Union in 1982 as Moscow bureau chief.
In 1985 he became Tribune foreign editor and, in 1988, associate managing editor for foreign and national news. He was named deputy managing editor in 1990 and associate editor for features in 1992.

On Sept. 1, 1993, Tyner was named 19th editor of the Tribune. During his tenure as editor, the Tribune received six Pulitzer Prizes, two Robert Kennedy awards and numerous other citations.