Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Osborne is a member of Freedom Communications, Inc Board of Directors. He became a member of Freedom's Board of Directors in May 2004. Mr. Osborne served as the Interim Chief Executive Officer at Freedom Communications from July 2009 to July 2010.
Mr. Osborne formerly held several leadership positions in the Belo Corporation, including President, Publishing Division, from 1995 to 2001; Director from 1987 to 2002; and Publisher of The Dallas Morning News Co. from 1986 to 2001. As executive editor of the Dallas Morning News beginning in 1980, he was credited with building the newspaper into one of the most innovative dailies in the country.
Mr. Osborne was Chairman of the Board of the Associated Press from 2002 to 2007. He has also served as Chairman of the Southern Newspaper Publishers Association and as a director of Newspaper Association of America.
Mr. Osborne earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Marshall University in Huntington, WV, and a Master of Business Administration degree from Long Island University. He also participated in the Advanced Management Program at the Harvard Business School.