Alison Scholly has joined Chicago Public Radio in the newly-created position of chief operating officer, effective June 1, 2010. She will report directly to Chicago Public Radio president and CEO Torey Malatia. Scholly, 42, will be responsible for overseeing senior staff, managing day-to-day operations and maintaining standards in all aspects of the Chicago Public Radio organization.
Scholly spent 14 years at the Tribune Co., where among other things she was chief steward of chicagotribune.com and was responsible for the Web site content and operations for seven years. She also was general manager of Chicago Tribune's interactive business, editor of Metromix.com, and a founding member of the RedEye team, the Trib's daily commuter paper.
"Alison understands media, especially interactive, and knows how to find efficiencies while enhancing meaningful service," said Malatia. Scholly most recently was president of Chicago-based Leap Real Estate Systems, an online real estate marketing start-up.