Sun-Times Media appoints Huron consultant as CFO

AP News
Posted: Dec 11, 2009 5:00 PM

Sun-Times Media Holdings LLC, the owner of the Chicago Sun-Times newspaper, said Friday it has named one of its bankruptcy restructuring advisers as its new chief financial officer.

Brian Linscott, 37, was a managing director with Huron Consulting Group, and helped the company complete its October sale of itself to an investor group.

Chicago businessman James Tyree led the group that bought the company for $26.5 million through a bankruptcy court auction.

Sun-Times Media filed for bankruptcy protection in March, citing $479 million in assets and $801 million in debt. It has shed more than 400 jobs since late last year through layoffs and attrition.

At Huron, Linscott also worked with companies in the transportation, auto, manufacturing, consumer products and financial services industries.