Buyouts cut long-time staffers from Chicago Tribune business desk

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7 Responses

  1. Josh Inglis says:

    Bill is one of the all-time greats and a real gentleman. He’ll be missed in Chicago. All the best, Bill!

  2. anthony says:

    Mary Umberger is the real loss here ….. best wishes Mary.

  3. Robert Mann says:

    Bill broke me in as a reporter in 1973 at the long dead “Little Trib”

    What a nice man and teacher. He’s probabaly forgotten me, but I haven’t forgottten him.

  4. Warren Taylor says:

    Good for Bill! Let’s go play some golf.
    Warren in Des Moines

  5. Dean Rotbart says:

    How sad to watch the Chicago Tribune decimate its once-outstanding business staff. Letting Bill Barnhart leave the Trib is like Floyd Norris take a buyout at the New York Times or Walt Mossberg at the Wall Street Journal. Barnhart is a franchise player.

    Perhaps the Trib, sensitive to cost savings, can outsource Barnhart’s job and that of the others to India.

  6. John Kosar says:

    Bill and I have been discussing the markets on a regular basis for years. He is a class act and one of the most market-savvy journalists I have ever met.

    The Trib is losing one of its best assets, but I’m sure greener pastures are in store for Bill.

    John Kosar
    Asbury Research

  1. June 12, 2011

    […] was named head of the section in March 2009. Five longtime business desk staffers left after the paper accepted buyout offers in 2008. In addition, other top names such as columnist David Greising left for other jobs in […]

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