President and CEO, The Knight Foundation
Alberto Ibargüen is president and CEO of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. He is the former publisher of the Miami Herald and El Nuevo Herald. During his tenure, the Miami Herald won three Pulitzer Prizes, and El Nuevo Herald won Spain’s Ortega y Gasset Prize for excellence in journalism. A graduate of Wesleyan University and University of Pennsylvania Law School, Alberto served in the Peace Corps and practiced law before working at the Hartford Courant and Newsday. He currently serves on the boards of the Paley Center for Media, the National Museum of the American Latino and the Karsh Institute of Democracy at the University of Virginia. Alberto is a former board chair of PBS, the Newseum, and the World Wide Web Foundation, founded by Web inventor Sir Tim Berners-Lee. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. Previously, Alberto served on the boards of PepsiCo, American Airlines, Norwegian Cruise Lines, and AOL.