October 13, 2020

Nykia Wright


Nykia Wright is the CEO of the Chicago Sun-Times, the oldest, continuously published daily newspaper in the city of Chicago. She is responsible for leading the turnaround and digital transformation of the publication. She was recently named one of the most powerful women in Chicago journalism.

Before joining the Sun-Times, Nykia was a strategy and business transformation professional with over 15 years of experience advising and leading companies and teams for operational, financial, and performance improvement projects. Specific areas of expertise included planning for growth, operational turnarounds, organizational assessments, and cost rationalization strategies. Her work history includes roles with JPMorgan Chase, Huron Consulting, and North Highland Worldwide Consulting.

Nykia has a Bachelor of Science from Carnegie Mellon University, International Business Certification from the University of Cambridge (England), and an MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth. She is a member of the 2018 Crain’s Business 40 under 40 class, and also a member of the 40 gamechangers under 40 class, a recognition bestowed from a partnership between WVON and Ariel Investments.

Nykia sits on the board of Choose Chicago and is an advisory board member of a technology start-up. She is also a founding member of Chief Chicago, a private network built to drive more women into positions of power and keep them there.


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