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Mike Philipps

Mike Philipps

2014

During 30 years at The Cincinnati Post, 1997-2007, he served in roles of increasing importance: assistant city editor, news editor, metropolitan editor and assistant managing editor. He was named editor of the Post and its sister newspaper, The Kentucky Post, in 2001. As editor of a paper facing doom from a joint operating agreement, he refocused its limited resources on Northern Kentucky, kept the Post vigorous until the end, and shared with it the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce's 2007 Unity Award for helping bring the region together. He held a wide range of leadership positions in the community, and served as secretary of the Kentucky Humanities Council and a member of the Kentucky Commission on Philanthropy. In 2008, he was named president and CEO of the Scripps Howard Foundation. He graduated from Virginia Military Institute and served as an Army captain in Vietnam, to which he returned in 2000 and wrote a retrospective story about its changes.