Owner, Publisher and Editor
The Florida Star
Clara McLaughlin is owner, publisher and editor of the largest, oldest and most circulated African American owned newspaper in Northeast Florida – The Florida Star. She added a new publication, The Georgia Star, in 2005. McLaughlin also serves as host for a weekly radio talk show IMPACT on WCGL-AM 1360 and was media participant on Jacksonville’s PBS television affiliate, “Week in Review” for many years. In 1979 McLaughlin became the first black female in the U. S. to be founder, major owner and CEO of a network affiliated television station.