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Ken Whyte
Founding Editor of the National Post; Former Editor-in-Chief of Maclean’s

Summary

During his career in Canadian journalism, Mr. Whyte served as editor-in-chief of Saturday Night magazine, founding editor of the National Post, and editor-in-chief and publisher of Maclean’s.

Beginning in 2011, Mr. Whyte was president of Rogers Publishing Limited, and subsequently the founding president of Next Issue Canada (now Texture). From 2014-2017, he was Senior Vice President of Public Policy at Rogers Communications. 

Mr. Whyte has also been a director of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce and several other private and non-profit boards. He has been a governor of The Aurea Foundation, a Senior Fellow at Massey College at the University of Toronto, a visiting scholar at McGill University, and a governor of the McGill Institute for the Study of Canada. He is an Honorary Life-Time Alumnus of McGill. In 2016-17, he served on an expert panel advising Canada’s Minister of Heritage on the future of digital media. 

In 2008, Mr. Whyte published The Uncrowned King, a biography of William Randolph Hearst. His second book, a biography of Herbert Hoover, will be published in the U.S. by Knopf in 2017.