Phil Blake

Retired Publisher of the Wisconsin State Journal and CEO of Madison Newspapers, Inc.

Madison, WI

Phil Blake

Phil Blake is the retired publisher of the Wisconsin State Journal and CEO of Madison Newspapers, Inc.  He spent 25 years as a newspaper executive after working as a newspaper reporter in Chicago and serving as a naval officer.  He has a B.A. from Brown University and a master’s in management from the Kellogg School at Northwestern University.

Blake has served in a number of civic roles in the community, including serving on boards of directors including the Greater Madison Chamber of Commerce (Chair), Edgewood College (Chair) and Meriter Hospital.  He is also a member of the boards of visitors of the UW Waisman Center and Waisman Biomanufacturing.

He is an active investor in startup businesses in Madison, and he operates and co-owns a sustainable timber business.