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Alberto Ibarguen

President, John S. and James L. Knight Foundation


Alberto is president of Knight Foundation which promotes informed and engaged communities by funding quality journalism and media innovation, community engagement and the arts.

Alberto is a graduate of Wesleyan University and the University of Pennsylvania Law School. He was a newspaper executive in Hartford and New York City before serving as publisher of The Miami Herald and El Nuevo Herald.

He is a member of the boards of PepsiCo, American Airlines, AOL and is a member of the Secretary of State’s Foreign Policy Advisory Committee. He is a former board chair of the World Wide Web Foundation and of the Newseum in Washington, D.C., and was a member of the original Advisory Committee of the PCAOB.