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Newspaper executive

Donald Franklin Wright was American newspaper executive.


Wright, Donald Franklin was born on July 10, 1934 in St. Paul. Son of Floyd Franklin and Helen Marie (Hansen) Wright.


BME, University of Minnesota, 1957;Master of Business Administration, University of Minnesota, 1958.


With, Minneapolis Star & Tribune Company, 1958-1977;research planning director, then operations director, Minneapolis Star & Tribune Company, 1971-1975;executive editor, Minneapolis Star & Tribune Company, 1975-1977;executive vice president, general manager, Newsday, Inc., Long Island, 1977-1978;president, chief operating officer, Newsday, Inc., Long Island, 1978-1981;president, chief operating officer, Los Angeles Times, 1981-1987;senior vice president, Times Mirror Company, Los Angeles, from 1988;now president, Chief Executive Officer, Los Angeles Timesexecutive vice president, Times Mirror Company, Los Angeles, since 1998.


Former vice chairman board trustees Claremont Graduate School and University Center. Chairman Los Angeles Area council Boy Scouts American, 1988, president western region, 1998—2000, member national executive board, 1998—2003. Director emeritus Associates California Institute of Technology.

Past chairman board directors University Minnesota Foundation. Trustee Museum New Mexico Foundation. Board directors United Way Long Island, 2000—2003.

Member of Newspapers Publications Association, American Newspaper Publications Association (past chairman telecommunications committee and production management committee), University Minnesota Alumni Association, Minneapolis Club.


Married Sharon Kathleen Fisher, December 30, 1960. Children: John, Dana, Kara, Patrick.

Floyd Franklin Wright

Helen Marie (Hansen) Wright

Sharon Kathleen Fisher

John Wright

Dana Wright

Kara Wright

Patrick Wright