Media Moves

Rosenthal loses Chicago Tribune biz column

September 13, 2016

Posted by Chris Roush

Phil RosenthalPhil Rosenthal, who has written a column for the Chicago Tribune business section for a decade, is moving to the sports section to write features, reports Robert Feder.

Feder writes, “Rosenthal has been missing from the Tribune since his last story ran online September 2. In his new role, sources said, he is expected to report feature stories for the sports section.

“Rosenthal did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

“It’s not clear why Rosenthal’s business column was dropped or when a replacement will be named. Mary Ellen Podmolik, associate managing editor/business, did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

“Rosenthal, 53, has been a marquee player at the Tribune since he joined the newspaper as media columnist in 2005 after nine years as a sports columnist and TV critic at the Sun-Times. He was promoted to lead business columnist in 2011. Employing several column formats over the years, he wrote engagingly on a wide variety of subjects, encompassing business, entertainment, media, sports and popular culture.

“A Chicago native and graduate of the University of Wisconsin–Madison, Rosenthal previously worked at the Los Angeles Daily News, The Capital Times of Madison, Wisconsin, and the Waukegan News Sun.”

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