Joseph Medill Patterson Albright (b. 1935) is the former husband of Madeleine Albright.
Albright is the scion of a media empire, the grandson and namesake of Joseph Medill Patterson, founder of the New York Daily News who had rivaled William Randolph Hearst in the 1930s. His great-great grandfather, Joseph Medill, owned the Chicago Tribune and had been elected mayor of Chicago. His aunt, Alicia Patterson, founded Newsday. His mother Josephine Patterson Albright (1913-1996) was a reporter and airplane pilot. His father was artist Ivan Albright (1897–1983).
Albright attended Williams College. He met Madeleine Korbel when she spent a summer working at the Denver Post. They married in 1959 after Madeleine's graduation from Wellesley College. They had three daughters, Katie and twins Anne and Alice. After he left Madeleine for another woman, the couple divorced in 1982. Albright remarried Marcia Kunstel; they own Flat Creek Ranch in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.