Phyllis Pfeiffer is President and General Manager of U-T Community Press, a group of nine community newspapers including: La Jolla Light, Rancho Santa Fe Review, Del Mar Times, Carmel Valley News, Solana Beach Sun, Poway News Chieftain, Rancho Bernardo News Journal, Ramona Sentinel and the new Encinitas Advocate. She has come full circle, having started her newspaper career at the La Jolla Light, where she was publisher from 1977-1987.
Phyllis left The Light more than 25 years ago to become general manager of the Los Angeles Times San Diego Edition. After The Times closed in San Diego, Phyllis headed North to become President and Publisher of the Marin Independent Journal. She later became Vice President of Advertising and Marketing of the Contra Costa Times and Senior Vice President of Advertising of the San Francisco Chronicle.
A graduate of Cornell University, Phyllis is the founding chair of the La Jolla Community Foundation and a member of the Chancellor’s Community Advisory Board at UC San Diego. She lives in La Jolla with her husband, Stephen Pfeiffer a forensic clinical psychologist.