Nykia Wright

Interim Chief Executive Officer

National Association of REALTORS®


Music of the Baroque
Choose Chicago
American Cancer Society



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Nykia Wright is the CEO of the Chicago Sun-Times, the oldest, continuously published news publication in the state of Illinois. She is a recognized leader in the journalism industry and is responsible for managing significant disruption, driving change, and implementing the company’s digital transformation.

Her professional experience includes strategic advisory and growth planning, operational turnarounds, change and transformation, and process design and improvement for private equity acquisitions. Prior to joining the media industry, she was a strategic advisor to top-tier universities such as MIT, Duke, and Dartmouth College, and to Fortune 500 companies such as McDonald’s, Tyson Foods, and Toll Brothers. She has led executives through the process of launching global digital strategies, starting new business lines, and initiating organizational redesigns.

Ms. Wright has a Bachelor of Science in Finance from Carnegie Mellon University and an MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College. She is a board member of Music of the Baroque, Choose Chicago, the Illinois Press Association, and an advisory board member of a Chicago-based technology startup.

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