Alberto Ibargüen

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Alberto Ibargüen

Alberto Ibargüen is President and CEO of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation in Miami, Florida. He is the former publisher of The Miami Herald and El Nuevo Herald in Miami, Florida. Under his leadership, The Miami Herald won three Pulitzer Prizes; El Nuevo Herald won Spain's Ortega y Gasset Prize for excellence in journalism.[1]

He is a member of the boards of PepsiCo, AMR Corporation (American Airlines), and AOL.[2] He is a member of the U.S. Secretary of State’s Foreign Affairs Policy Board.[3] He has also served as board chairman of PBS; the Newseum in Washington, D.C.;[4] and the World Wide Web Foundation, founded by Sir Tim Berners-Lee. He also served on the board of the Council on Foreign Relations[5] and Snag Films.[6]

Ibargüen is a graduate of Wesleyan University and the University of Pennsylvania Law School.[7] After college and prior to law school, he served in the Peace Corps in Venezuela's Amazon Territory and in Colombia. He has received honorary degrees from Wesleyan University, The George Washington University and the University of Miami. For his work to protect journalists in Latin America, he received a Maria Moors Cabot citation from Columbia University.[8]

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