Michael R. Fancher is senior vice president and editor-at-large at The Seattle Times. he joined The Times as a reporter in 1978, and served as the Executive Editor from 1986 until his promotion to Editor at Large in 2006. Prior to joining the newspaper, he worked for the Kansas City Star. He is a graduate of the University of Oregon and holds both a Masters Degree of Science and a Masters Degree of Business Administration. He serves on numerous boards related to journalism and is a frequent speaker at industry gatherings and in the community media. Mike has twice served as a judge for the prestigious Pulitzer prizes. Under his leadership, The Seattle Times has received many top honors from journalism's most well recognized organizations.