CHICAGO—Doug Holt, a veteran Chicago Tribune reporter, has joined the Chicago office of Burson-Marsteller as a director in its U.S. media practice. A journalist for the past 15 years, Holt spent seven years at the Tribune, covering the 2003 Iraq War as a Washington D.C. Pentagon correspondent and serving on the paper’s editorial board.
Holt also worked as a Mexico-based freelancer for a major oil industry trade journal and as a freelancer for Newsweek’s Chicago bureau.
According to Robert Kornecki, president and chief executive officer for the Midwest region at Burson-Marsteller, “The broad range of issues Doug dealt with at the Chicago Tribune reflect the many issues our clients face today. His experience adds important insight to how we serve our diverse clients.”
Holt will be based in Burson-Marsteller’s Chicago office and will report to Neil Parker, a managing director in the U.S. media practice.