Nykia Wright is stepping down as CEO of the Chicago Sun-Times the Sun-Times reports.
Matt Moog, CEO of parent Chicago Public Media, will oversee the operation. The Sun-Times became part of Chicago Public Media, last year, joining radio station WBEZ.
Wright has been on a leave of absence, according to the Chicago Tribune.
The Sun-Times will decide if Wright, who joined the paper in 2017 as chief operating officer and was named CEO a year later, should be replaced, the Sun-Times story continues.
“I’m very grateful for Nykia’s leadership, especially as we brought together two outstanding and beloved news organizations, the Chicago Sun-Times and WBEZ Chicago, under the Chicago Public Media umbrella,” Moog said. “I wish her all the very best in her next chapter.”
“Please continue to lean in and strengthen the model for local news,” Wright said in an email to staff.. “I am thankful to have had the opportunity to serve the city alongside you. I firmly believe that if any organization has a shot at transforming local news, it is this combined entity.”