- Jae C. Hong/Associated Press
The Orange County Register’s publisher, who made a splash a year ago for personally delivering his newspaper to subscribers amid a delivery dispute, earned more than $342,000 in 2014, according to a bankruptcy-court filing.
Rich Mirman, who is also chief executive of the paper’s bankrupt parent, garnered headlines
last year for asking reporters to help deliver newspapers during a delivery fight with rival the Los Angeles Times.
At the time, Mr. Mirman was interim CEO, having recently taken over from Boston greeting-card executive Aaron Kushner, who bought the paper in 2012 and left amid the delivery dispute.
The information about Mr. Mirman’s pay was disclosed in court papers
. Bankruptcy law requires the disclosure of compensation to a company’s insiders. Freedom Director Eric Spitz, a former Freedom president and Mr. Kushner’s partner, had his $500,000 compensation package cut to $300,000
last month. A Freedom spokesman couldn’t immediately be reached for comment.