Phil Rosenthal

This article is about the columnist. For the American television writer and producer, see Philip Rosenthal.
Phil Rosenthal
Born (1963-07-14) July 14, 1963
Chicago, Illinois
Nationality American
Occupation Columnist
Spouse(s) Jennie Zbikowski

Phil Rosenthal (born July 14, 1963) is a lead business columnist for the Chicago Tribune. He joined the newspaper as its media columnist in early 2005, and was promoted in June 2011. He had previously worked for the Chicago Sun-Times, Los Angeles Daily News, The Capital Times of Madison, Wisconsin, and the News Sun of Waukegan, Illinois.


Rosenthal was born in Chicago and grew up in Lake Bluff, Illinois. He is a graduate of Lake Forest High School (Illinois) and the University of Wisconsin–Madison. He has been chairman of the UW-Madison School of Journalism and Mass Communication's Board of Visitors.

Lake Bluff's Rosenthal Field is named for Rosenthal's late father, a former youth baseball coach and elementary school board member. Rosenthal's mother was once Lake Bluff's village clerk and served on the local high school board.

Rosenthal is married to the former Jennie Zbikowski, half-sister of former pro football player Tom Zbikowski.

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