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Michael McAvoy

President of The Onion
Mike McAvoy has been the President of The Onion since 2008. Prior to becoming President, he was a financial analyst, comptroller, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer at America’s Finest News Source. He worked in banking and online education before coming to The Onion. In his current role, McAvoy is responsible for the day-to-day operation of both The Onion and its sister publication, The A.V. Club. Among other responsibilities, he has direct oversight of the company’s, advertising, product development, technology and finance departments. He hardly writes any jokes at all.