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R. Bruce Dold

Bruce Dold (BSJ77, MSJ78) was inducted into the Medill Hall of Achievement in 2017. 

Dold is a Pulitzer Prize winner and former publisher and editor-in-chief of the Chicago Tribune. After graduating from Medill, he joined the Chicago Tribune as a reporter for the Suburban Trib. He then spent 12 years as a reporter, primarily covering city, state and national politics. After joining the Tribune’s editorial board, he wrote a series of editorials that called attention to grave problems in the Illinois child welfare system. The editorials focused on the tragic case of Joseph Wallace, a three-year-old boy who was killed by his mother. Dold was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Writing in 1994.

Dold served as a Tribune columnist for five years and was named editorial page editor in 2000. Under his direction, the Tribune editorial board won a dozen national awards, including a Pulitzer in 2003 and finalist honors in 2009, 2010 and 2011. He was named editor-in-chief and publisher in 2016. In his first year leading the paper, it won the Pulitzer Prize for feature photography and was named as a Pulitzer finalist for public service, investigative reporting and commentary.