Kwame Opam, Chicago Sun-Times' New Deputy Managing Editor of News
Opam brings more than a decade of media experience to the Sun-Times, having been a reporter, editor, producer and newsroom leader. Most recently, he served as the strategy and operations deputy for the breaking news teams at The New York Times. Before that, Opam was the senior producer for digital strategy at “The Problem With Jon Stewart,” a news-comedy hybrid series on Apple TV+. In that role, Opam’s team launched the show’s Webby award-winning podcast, along with its social media accounts and website.
"I’m honored to be taking on this role at such an important time for journalism, Communities need tough and reliable local news outlets to help bind people together and hold power to account. The Sun-Times has such a deep and rich tradition of doing just that for the city of Chicago, and I’m thrilled that I get to be a part of it."
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