Brian Timpone is Chairman and CEO of Chicago-based Journatic, a leading producer of content for local media companies, marketers, and digital publishers. He founded the company in May 2006.
Formerly a television reporter, Brian founded courthouse legal journals in Southern Illinois, South Texas and Charleston, WV, as well as LegalNewsline.com, a national news service covering state supreme courts and attorneys general. He also served on the board of directors at Manifest Digital, an interactive web design and development agency based in Chicago.
In 2003, he founded Greater Illinois Newsgroup, four community newspaper chain in Central Illinois. It was purchased by the Champaign News-Gazette in 2005. In 2001, Brian founded 1871 Media, a content management software provider for newspapers and associations.
Brian is a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism. He lives in suburban Chicago, is married and has four children.