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Walter F. Rugaber

Walter F. Rugaber (BSJ60) is a member of the inaugural class of the Medill Hall of Achievement of 1997.

Rugaber was president and publisher of the Roanoke Times & World News, which is now called The Roanoke Times, and also serves as president of Landmark Publishing Group, headquartered in Norfolk, Va.

Before going to Roanoke, Rugaber was executive editor of the Greensboro Daily News & Record. He started his journalism career as a reporter for the Atlanta Journal and the Detroit Free Press before joining The New York Times in 1965. He returned to Atlanta as The New York Times southern correspondent in 1967, and in 1969 he moved to that newspaper's Washington bureau.