President and CEO, Chicago Sun-Times
Wright was on the opening panel at ISOJ 2022, “Coming of Age: Nonprofit online journalism attracts big investments and creates sustainable models.” You can view her presentation here.
Nykia Wright is the President and CEO of Chicago Sun-Times Media, the oldest, continuously published news publication in the state of Illinois. She is a recognized leader in the journalism industry and is responsible for managing significant disruption, driving change, and implementing the company’s digital transformation.
Her professional experience includes strategic advisory and growth planning, operational turnarounds, change and transformation, and process design and improvement for private equity acquisitions. Prior to joining the media industry, she was a strategic advisor to top-tier universities and Fortune 500 companies. She has led executives through the process of launching global digital strategies, starting new business lines, authoring strategic plans, and initiating organizational redesigns.
Nykia has a Bachelor of Science in Finance from Carnegie Mellon University and an MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College. She is a member of The Chicago Network and The Economic Club of Chicago, and she sits on the board of Music of the Baroque, Choose Chicago, and the American Cancer Society (IL Chapter).