R. Bruce Dold

AGE: 57
OCCUPATION: Editorial page editor, Chicago Tribune

Under Dold, the Trib’s editorials have become targeted and relentless. The Sun-Times’ recent decision to no longer endorse political candidates merely magnified the heft of Dold’s imprimatur. The mayor already calls him at his desk. A lot.

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