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M. Eileen BrownDirector of Innovation & Audience Development
M. Eileen Brown is the Director of Innovation and Audience Development for the Daily Herald. From 2002 to 2007, she was the Managing Editor of the Daily Herald. Before that, she was the Editor of the Post-Tribune in Northwest Indiana and an entertainment editor and columnist for the Chicago Sun-Times. She was also a reporter and travel editor for the Daily Herald for nearly 20 years.
She currently is responsible for Niche products, including Suburban Parent, Healthy Pets, Home and Garden and the many community and chamber guides the Niche division produces. In addition, she spearheads events and contests including the Fittest Loser, Cook of the Week and the monthly Subscriber Total Access events. Eileen works with the newsroom, inter-active and the advertising department to come up with new business models and ventures.
Eileen grew up in Chicago, but has lived in the suburbs for nearly 30 years. She serves on the boards for the Greater O’Hare Association and Giving Du Page. Certified in Myers Briggs, she also serves on the national board for the Association for Psychological Type International.
She is a fitness enthusiast, vegetarian and loves to make soup. She is also the author of two blogs including thefittestloser.com and soupalooza.com.
She lives in Itasca, and spends much of her free time doing yoga, running, biking, lifting weights or cutting up vegetables for soup.