Michael J. Klingensmith // Publisher, CEO and Board Member
With a 35-year career in media, Mike Klingensmith is the publisher and CEO of Star Tribune. The Minnesota native took the reins of Star Tribune in 2010 following a distinguished tenure with Time Inc., where he held a series of management positions, including general manager of Time Magazine and CFO of Time Inc. He was the founding publisher of Entertainment Weekly, leading the magazine to its emergence as one of Time Inc.’s most profitable titles. Subsequently, he was named president of Sports Illustrated, expanding its print, television, and Internet profiles and launching SI.com. In 2001, he was named executive vice president at Time Inc.
Under Klingensmith’s leadership Star Tribune, the nation’s seventh-largest Sunday and 12th-largest daily newspaper, has improved profitability, achieved consistent circulation growth, and earned two Pulitzer Prize Awards, several Edward R. Murrow Awards, and a Gerald Loeb Award. In 2011, he was named “Publisher of the Year” by Editor & Publisher magazine.
Klingensmith earned his MBA and his bachelor’s degrees from the University of Chicago.
Michael J. Klingensmith
Publisher, CEO and Board Member
Senior Vice President, Digital
Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer
Vice President, Production Operations
Editor, Editorial Pages
Senior Vice President and General Counsel
Chief Revenue Officer
Senior Vice President, Circulation and Chief Marketing Officer
Editor and Senior Vice President
Senior Vice President, Human Resources
Vice President, Economic Development, St. Paul Area Chamber of Commerce, Board Member
CEO and Co-Founder, Structural, Board Member
CEO, Colle McVoy, Board Member
Founder and CEO, Augeo, Board Member
Chairman and Founder, Taylor Corp., Board Member
Senior Vice President, Operations
Vice President, Corporate Development, Taylor Corporation, Board Member