Philip F. Buckner

Top Professional of the Year 2018

An alumnus of Columbia University and Harvard University, Mr. Buckner was destined for great things. World renowned for its journalism program, Columbia University accepts only the best from their students; something that Mr. Buckner would take with him throughout his career. Devoting himself to the field of journalism , Mr. Buckner spent his career building a legacy and a reputation of dedication, perfectionism, and unparalleled professionalism. Over the course of his career, Mr. Buckner has made significant contributions to the field, serving as the President of Oroville Publishing Co., the Vice President of Brewster Publishing LLC, and as the President of Buckner News Alliance.

In 1991, Oroville Publishing Co. would merge with Buckner News Alliance, extending the reach of the company as well as the products and services they were able to provide. At its peak, Buckner News Alliance (operating under the names York Daily Record and Monahan’s News) was home to over 100 employees, generating over $4 million in annual revenues. Currently, Mr. Buckner is retired, enjoying time with his family in the Seattle, Washington area.