Alberto Ibargen

Alberto Ibargen

President of Knight Foundation

Alberto Ibarg?en is president of Knight Foundation which promotes informed and engaged communities by funding quality journalism, media innovation, community engagement and the arts.

Alberto Ibargen is president of Knight Foundation which promotes informed and engaged communities by funding quality journalism, media innovation, community engagement and the arts. He is a graduate of Wesleyan University and the University of Pennsylvania Law School. Mr. Ibargen was a newspaper executive in Hartford and New York City before serving as publisher of The Miami Herald and of El Nuevo Herald. During his tenure, The Miami Herald won three Pulitzer Prizes and El Nuevo Herald won Spain’s Ortega y Gasset for excellence in Spanish language journalism.

He is as a member of the boards of PepsiCo, American Airlines and AOL and is a member of the Secretary of State’s Foreign Policy Advisory Committee. He is a former board chair of the World Wide Web Foundation, the Newseum in Washington, D.C and the Florida Philharmonic Orchestra.