Digby Solomon will be the October 18th Luncheon Speaker for CARMA. He was publisher of the Daily Press and the Virginia Gazette. He has spoken to CARMA about 2 years ago, and has been asked to discuss the state of the media in the United States as it relates to the political parties. Following is a brief bio of Mr. Solomon.

Digby A. Solomon renewed his ties to the Virginia Peninsula in February 2007 upon being named president, publisher and chief executive officer of the Daily Press Media Group.  The company distributes content across multiple media platforms, including the Daily Press, The Virginia Gazette and the Tidewater Review newspapers, specialty print publications, dailypress.com and affiliated websites, mobile and broadcast.

Before returning to the Daily Press, where he had served two prior tours of duty, Mr. Solomon spent the previous three years as president of Hoy, Tribune Publishing Company’s Spanish-language newspaper, with editions in New York, Los Angeles and Chicago. Under his leadership, Hoy became the fastest growing Spanish language newspaper in the United States, reaching more than 1.5 million readers. Previously, he served as general manager of the Chicago Tribune’s Internet business and director of electronic media at the South Florida Sun-Sentinel.

Earlier in his career, Mr. Solomon spent eight years at the Daily Press, where he began as a reporter and served stints as an assistant metro editor and business editor before being named director of new media, a role in which he launched the Daily Press’ Internet operations.

Mr. Solomon’s multimedia background also includes roles in television and radio. For six years, he also worked as a Latin American correspondent for United Press International in South America and Puerto Rico.

He holds degrees in journalism and political science from George Washington University in Washington, D.C.