Ken Whyte

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For the Scottish poet, see Kenneth White.

Kenneth "Ken" Whyte (born 1960) is a Canadian newspaper and magazine editor and an executive at Rogers.

Early life and career[edit]

Whyte was born in Winnipeg and was raised in Alberta.[1] Whyte began his journalism career at the Sherwood Park News in Alberta.[2] In the mid-1980s, he worked at the Alberta Report, a weekly news magazine.[2] He was later appointed an executive editor of the magazine.[2]

Whyte was hired by Conrad Black to work at Saturday Night, first as national editor and later as editor-in-chief.[1] In 1998, two years before the magazine's demise, Black hired him as the founding editor of the National Post.[1][3] After Canwest purchased the newspaper, Whyte was fired from his position.[1]


In 2005, Whyte was hired by Rogers Publishing, a subsidiary of Rogers Communications.[4][2] He was appointed as the publisher of the weekly Maclean's newsmagazine in February 2005.[2][4][5] During his tenure, the magazine published more tabloid type covers.[4] In 2009, Whyte was appointed as publisher for the Rogers-owned Chatelaine, a women's lifestyle magazine.[4] During his first year at the magazine, its circulation dropped below its main competitor Canadian Living for the first time in its history.[6] He was later named President of Rogers Publishing. In 2013, Whyte left Rogers Publishing and was named as President of Rogers-owned Next Issue Canada's.[7] In 2014, Whyte was appointed as senior vice-president of public policy for Rogers.[8]


  1. ^ a b c d Adams, James. "Can Ken Whyte save Chatelaine?". The Globe and Mail. Retrieved 2015-11-25. 
  2. ^ a b c d e "Kenneth Whyte takes over at Maclean's". The Globe and Mail. 2005-02-14. Retrieved 2015-11-25. 
  3. ^ Livesy, Bruce. "The tawdry fall of the Postmedia newspaper empire". National Observer. Retrieved 2015-11-25. 
  4. ^ a b c d Adams, James. "Can Ken Whyte save Chatelaine?". The Globe and Mail. Retrieved 2015-11-25. 
  5. ^ Skurka, Steven (January 31, 2008). Tilted: the trial of Conrad Black. Dundurn Press Ltd. pp. 187–. ISBN 978-1-55002-797-6. Retrieved July 11, 2011. 
  6. ^ Archer, Bert (2011-04-07). "The Ken Whyte Effect". Toronto Standard. Retrieved 2015-11-25. 
  7. ^ "Rogers launches Next Issue Canada, Whyte leaves Rogers Publishing". Marketing Mag. 2013-09-26. Retrieved 2015-11-25. 
  8. ^ "Ken Whyte named Rogers senior vice-president of public policy | J-Source". Retrieved 2015-11-25.