Charles Kenny McClatchy (March 25, 1927 – April 16, 1989) was an American newspaper publisher.[1][2] He was a son of Carlos K. McClatchy, the first editor of The Fresno Bee.[3] He became president of McClatchy Newspapers upon the death of his aunt, Eleanor McClatchy in 1980. Over the next decade, until his death, he guided the family-owned media company on a course that led toward The McClatchy Company, a major, nationwide newspaper chain.[4]


  1. ^ "C.K. McClatchy, 62; Head of Chain of Newspapers". Los Angeles Times. 1989-04-17. Retrieved 2022-08-08.
  2. ^ "Newspaper publisher C.K. McClatchy dead at 62". UPI. April 17, 1989.
  3. ^ "About the McClatchy Company: History". The McClatchy Company. Archived from the original on 2007-07-10. Retrieved 2007-05-31.
  4. ^ "Charles K. McClatchy, 62, Dies; Led Newspaper Company in West - New York Times". The New York Times. 1989-04-17. Retrieved 2012-03-05.
Business positions Preceded byEleanor McClatchy McClatchy CEO 1978–1989 (McClatchy became a public company in 1988) Succeeded byErwin Potts