Brian Hieggelke
President & Founder | Newcity


Described as a “civic treasure” by Robert Feder, Chicago Tribune columnist, and “one of the most respected media minds in town” by Politico, Brian Hieggelke is the founder and president/CEO of Newcity, a Chicago-based company operating in print, digital and social media environments. He also serves as editor and co-publisher. Newcity, which Hieggelke also edits, is an award-winning print and digital publication.  Hieggelke’s recent ventures include the launch of a new digital-only publishing initiative in Latin America, Newcity Brazil, and a foray into film producing with the feature film “Signature Move,” which premiered at SXSW. Since 1996, Hieggelke has served on the Board of Directors of the Alternative Weekly Network. For most of that time, he’s also served as president of that organization. Hieggelke has written two short plays that have been produced by American Blues Theater as part of its “Ripped” festival. He lives in Chicago, is married and has three children.