Fred Zipp


Fred Zipp has spent 32 years in daily newspaper journalism, most recently as editor of the Austin American-Statesman. He began his career in Beaumont, Texas, and then worked in West Palm Beach, Fla. Zipp graduated from Duke University in 1977 with degrees in history and French.

[TX 0401] - The Story of The Austin American-Statesman: Fred Zipp, editor, The Austin American-Statesman; Austin, Texas (3:47)

Fred Zipp, editor, The Austin American-Statesman, says The Statesman was launched in the 1870s. The Statesman was locally owned until Cox Enterprises purchased it in the 1970s. In 2008, The Statesman was put up for sale, according to Zipp, but subsequently that initiative was withdrawn. Now The Statesman is one of four remaining newspapers in the Cox Media group.