Sean Patrick Reily was a 2009-2010 Fellow at the Reynolds Journalism Institute at the University of Missouri, where his work was dedicated to finding profitable business models for newspapers on E-Reader devices. He is also director of editorial business and business planning at the Los Angeles Times and leads the development of E-Reader editions and business for all Chicago-based Tribune Company newspapers.
Prior to his current position, Reily was in charge of editorial finance and strategy at the Los Angeles Times from 2002 to 2008, during which time the newspaper won 14 Pulitzer Prizes. Among his past responsibilities he served as director of strategic planning and general manager over approximately one quarter of the newspaper.
Before moving to newspapers, Reily founded San Diego Metropolitan, a regional business journal publishing company. He started his career at CBS and went on to become a feature writer before migrating to the business side and still writes occasional stories today in areas of personal interest. He is a graduate of UCLA and resides in the Los Angeles area.