Jack Fuller, American journalist and publisher, Died at 69

  Media, Writers

Jack William Fuller was born on October 21, 1946, in Chicago, Illinois and died on June 21, 2016.

He was an American journalist who spent nearly forty years working in newspapers.

He started his journalism career as a copy boy for the Chicago Tribune.

Then, he became a police reporter, a war correspondent in Vietnam, and a Washington correspondent.

Fuller worked for City News Bureau of Chicago, The Chicago Daily News, Pacific Stars and Stripes, and The Washington Post, as well as the Tribune.

He won the Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Writing in 1986 for his Tribune editorials on constitutional issues.

During President Gerald Ford administration, he served as Special Assistant to United States Attorney General Edward Levi.

Jack was editor (1989 to 1997) and then publisher of the Chicago Tribune.

Fuller served as president of the Tribune Publishing Company (1997 to 2005).

He was graduate of Northwestern’s Medill School of Journalism and Yale Law School, he is the author of seven novels and two books on journalism.

Jack Fuller was a 1964 alumnus of Homewood-Flossmoor High School in Flossmoor, Ill.

He was appointed on the Board of the University of Chicago and the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.

He died due to cancer.

Jack William Fuller passed away at 69 yrs old.