Walter E. Hussman Jr.

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Walter E. Hussman Jr.
Walter E. Hussman Jr.

Walter E. Hussman Jr. is CEO of WEHCO Media Inc., and publisher of the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette in Little Rock. He directs a chain of newspapers including the Chattanooga (Tennessee) Times Free Press and Texarkana Gazette. He also owns cable television companies in four states. A third-generation newspaper publisher, he took his first leadership position in 1974 as publisher of the Arkansas Democrat, then an afternoon daily far smaller than the morning Gazette. After a classic newspaper war, Gannett Co., the Gazette’s owner, in 1991 sold its assets to the Democrat. He was named Publisher of the Year in 2008 by Editor & Publisher magazine.