‘Giant of intellect’: Former Fort Worth Star-Telegram president, publisher dies at 86


Phillip Meek, a former president and publisher of the Fort Worth (Texas) Star-Telegram, died Nov. 21 in his Michigan home. He was 86.

Meek was the president and publisher of the newspaper from 1977 to 1986. He presided over the two Pulitzer Prizes in the history of the Star-Telegram.

“He was just incredibly bright and incredibly caring about his employees,” said Wes Turner, another former Star-Telegram publisher who worked as an advertising director under Meek.

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