Mark Contreras

Chief Executive Officer, Calkins Media Inc.

Calkins Media Incorporated, established in 1937, is a family-owned integrated publishing, broadcasting and digital media company with a commitment to digital innovation and providing high-quality local news and information to the communities it serves. Calkins Media brands today include daily newspapers and digital sites in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, a weekly newspaper and digital site in South Dade, FL, and ABC television broadcast affiliates located in Huntsville, AL and Tallahassee and Sarasota, FL Corporate and digital headquarters are located in Bucks County, PA.

Mark Contreras has a long career in the local media industry. He has served as chief executive officer of Calkins Media Incorporated since 2011. Prior to Calkins, Contreras served as senior vice president/newspapers for The E.W. Scripps Company in Cincinnati, OH. He was also senior vice president of Pulitzer Inc. in St. Louis, MO; and worked for more than a decade with Capital Cities/ABC, Inc. in newspaper leadership roles in Pontiac, MI and Kansas City, MO. He served as president and publisher of The Times Leader in Wilkes-Barre, PA. 

Contreras served as chair of the Newspaper Association of America and the American Press Institute, and is a 1998 Henry Crown Fellow of the Aspen Institute. He is a board member of the National Hispanic Foundation for the Arts in Washington. He holds an A.B. in history from the University of Chicago and a MBA from Harvard Business School.