Justin Dearborn

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Justin Dearborn
Bornc. 1971
Alma materIllinois State University
DePaul University College of Law

Justin Dearborn (born c. 1971) is an American businessman. He formerly served as the chairman and chief executive officer of the Tribune Publishing Company, a newspaper publishing company listed on the NYSE and NASDAQ.

Early life[edit]

Dearborn was born circa 1971.[1] He graduated from Illinois State University with a bachelor's degree and he received a JD from the DePaul University College of Law.[1]


Dearborn began his career at Motorola, and later worked for Click Commerce.[1] He was the Managing Director and General Counsel of Merrick Ventures, a private equity firm. He served as the chief executive officer of Merge Healthcare from August 2013 to October 2015, when it merged with IBM for US$1 billion.[2][3]

Dearborn was appointed as the chief executive officer of Tronc in February 2016 and as its chairman in March 2018.[2][3][4] He stepped down from both roles in January 2019.[5]


  1. ^ a b c "Company Overview of tronc, Inc.: Justin C. Dearborn". Bloomberg. Retrieved June 28, 2018.
  2. ^ a b "Publisher Tronc names CEO Dearborn chairman as Ferro retires". Los Angeles Daily News. March 19, 2018. Retrieved June 28, 2018.
  3. ^ a b "Biography: Justin Dearborn". Tronc. Retrieved June 28, 2018.
  4. ^ Alpert, Lukas I. (February 23, 2016). "Tribune Publishing Appoints Justin Dearborn New CEO". The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved June 28, 2018.
  5. ^ "Management shake-up at Tribune Publishing, former Sun-Times exec becomes CEO". Chicago Sun Times. January 17, 2019. Retrieved February 8, 2019.