2009 Alumni Hall of Fame Honoree

Irv Randolph is the managing editor of the Philadelphia Tribune, the nation’s oldest continuously published African-American newspaper, a position he has held since December 1994.

Under Randolph’s editorial leadership, the Tribune has been named “Best Newspaper” by the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) in seven of the last 14 years. During that time the Tribune has won more than 80 national awards.

The NNPA, also known as the Black Press of America, is a 69-year-old federation of more than 200 black community newspapers from across the United States.

As managing editor, Randolph oversees the daily operations of the Philadelphia Tribune and its many editorial products, including a weekly educational supplement for Philadelphia public schools, a quarterly lifestyles magazine and Sojourner, a quarterly visitor’s guide to Philadelphia.

An award-winning journalist for 25 years, Randolph has won state and national journalism awards for reporting on a variety of subjects from a mall fire, to education, to racial profiling.

He has frequently served as panelist for televised political debates for elected office including mayor, governor and U.S. senator.

Randolph is a 1981 graduate of Temple University School of Communications and Theater where he was an advertising account executive and contributing writer for Temple News. He was a member of Temple Association of Black Journalists.

Randolph is a graduate of LEADERSHIP Philadelphia, a program for executives and community leaders, and was a fellow of the Peter Jennings Project for Journalists and the Constitution. He is a member of Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity.

His civic involvement includes serving on the advisory board and committees for the Free Library of Philadelphia and the Art Sanctuary.

Randolph has worked as a reporter and features writer for the Chambersburg Public Opinion and the Courier-Post in New Jersey, both Gannett newspapers. He and his wife, Carlotta, have three sons.