Pearl Stewart, a longtime journalist in the San Francisco Bay area, is named editor of the Oakland Tribune.
1992 (Nov 4)
Pearl Stewart, a longtime journalist in the San Francisco Bay area, was named editor of the Oakland Tribune. Upon assuming her new position on December 1, Stewart became the first Black American woman to head a major metropolitan daily newspaper. She was named by officers of the Alameda Newspaper Group, the Tribune's new owners who bought the newspaper from Robert Maynard, the first Black American to own a major metropolitan daily. Maynard, who had bought the newspaper from the Gannett Company, sold the Tribune's name, circulation, and advertising client lists in October 1992.