Sun-Times promotes top execs Nykia Wright, Chris Fusco

Chicago Sun-Times

The Chicago Sun-Times boosted two top bosses Friday with the promotion of interim CEO Nykia Wright to CEO and editor-in-chief Chris Fusco to executive editor.

“I am very happy for Nykia and Chris,” Jorge Ramirez, board chairman of the Sun-Times Media, said in a statement. “They have done a great job navigating a volatile business model in volatile times. The Sun-Times and all of our constituents are lucky to have them.”

Nykia Wright

Wright, 40, joined the company as chief operating officer in 2017 and was named interim CEO after Edwin Eisendrath stepped down in 2018. She previously worked as a strategic and financial marketing consultant.

The Atlanta native has an MBA from The Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth and holds a degree in business administration and finance from Carnegie Mellon University. She also has an international business certificate from the University of Cambridge in England.

In 2019 Wright was named among The Most Powerful Women in Chicago Journalism here.

Chris Fusco

Fusco, 47, a 20-year veteran of the Sun-Times, rose from reporter to managing editor before being named editor-in-chief in 2017. The new title of executive editor “better reflects his role in both editorial and business operations,” according to the company.

Fusco grew up in southwest suburban Alsip, and graduated from Marist High School in Chicago and Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington. He previously worked as a reporter for the Daily Herald and the Northwest Herald in Crystal Lake.