Alan G. Spoon is the President and Chief Operating Officer of The
Washington Post Company, a diversified media organization whose
principal operations include newspaper and magazine publishing,
broadcasting and cable television systems.
Mr. Spoon joined the company in 1982 as Vice President of planning
and development and was soon responsible for marketing and finance
at The Washington Post newspaper. In 1987, he was named Chief
Financial Officer for the company. From 1989 to 1991, Mr. Spoon
served as President of Newsweek and had oversight responsiblity
for Post-Newsweek Stations during this time. In 1991, Mr. Spoon became
Chief Operating Officer of The Washington Post Company and was elected
President of the company in 1993.
Spoon is a Director of the International Herald Tribune and American
Managment Systems, Inc. He is also a Member of the Board of the
Committee for Economic Development and the Smithsonian's National
Museum of Natural History.
Mr. Spoon holds undergraduate and graduate degrees from Massachusetts
Institute of Technology and a J.D. from Harvard Law School.