Media Moves

Shaw Media lures two Chicago Tribune staffers to join its Northern Illinois operation

September 18, 2023

Posted by Mariam Ahmed

The following excerpt was sent out from Editor & Publisher:

Two former Chicago Tribune editors will join Shaw Media in prime leadership roles for the company’s Northern Illinois news operation.

Diana Wallace

Diana Wallace, a former senior content editor, and Mark Hume, a former deputy senior content editor, joined Shaw Media on Sept. 11. Wallace took over as editor of The Northwest Herald, and Hume stated as the West Suburban Editor — a new position overseeing a group of Shaw newspapers and websites covering key markets in Northern Illinois.

Wallace most recently was the editor responsible for coverage out of Chicago City Hall, Chicago Public Schools and Cook County government. Wallace also has extensive experience in suburban Illinois coverage. She previously worked at the (Arlington Heights) Daily Herald and then was the Tribune’s suburban bureau chief, responsible for newsrooms covering the north and northwest suburbs of Chicago and, later, the entire suburban region.

Wallace is a graduate of the University of Iowa and the University of Illinois Springfield’s Public Affairs Reporting program.


Mark Hume
Mark Hume

Hume most recently worked on managing coverage among writers, photographers and editors and has deep roots in providing content to a digital audience through various platforms.

Previously, Hume was the Visual Team Leader at the News-Press in Fort Myers, Florida. He also worked as a photographer at The Herald-Times in Bloomington, Indiana; The Associated Press’ Nicaragua chief bureau photographer; and as a staff photographer at the El Paso Herald-Post.

He is a graduate of Indiana University.

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