Susanna Negovan, Sun Times Daily Splash EditorOctober 5th, 2012
After four years as editor-in-chief of the glossy upscale publication, Negovan has been hired to develop and oversee new media projects for Wrapports LLC, which owns the Chicago Sun-Times. She is expected to join the company’s leadership team in the next few weeks and will report to Sun-Times Media CEO Tim Knight.
During more than seven years as a freelance columnist and woman about town for the Sun-Times, Negovan wrote Susanna’s Night Out, a weekly page spotlighting local fundraisers, society soirees and retail openings. She also wrote the weekly feature Shopping With Susanna.
Calling it “a new day at Sun-Times Media,” Negovan said: “I’m beyond excited to join Wrapports and return to the place that launched my career 11 years ago.”
Negovan is the second high-profile editor to rejoin the Sun-Times under its new ownership. Jim Kirk, who worked as a business reporter for the paper in the mid-’90s, returned last week as senior vice president and editor-in-chief of Sun-Times Media, overseeing content for all 40 of the company’s publications and its digital properties. He most recently had been chief of editorial operations at Crain’s Chicago Business.
A graduate of Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism, Negovan also was vice president and director of corporate communications at Chicago-based Cramer-Krasselt advertising, and a frequent contributor to the former WCKG. She is married to Tom Negovan, a reporter and fill-in news anchor at WGN-TV.
(As reported by Robert Feder of Time Out Chicago on May, 2, 2012.