Pulitzer Prize-winning Reporter Louise Kiernan Joins Medill Faculty
August 3, 2010
Louise Kiernan, a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter and editor at the Chicago Tribune, will join the Medill faculty in September. Most recently, she was Enterprise Editor at the Tribune where she managed a team of reporters working on in-depth news features and coached writers throughout the newsroom.
During a 10-year stint as special projects reporter at the newspaper, she won a 2001 Pulitzer Prize for Explanatory Reporting as lead writer of a four-part series on problems with air travel. Kiernan also worked as an urban affairs team editor and reporter, directing coverage of issues such as housing and immigration and specializing in writing about social policy, including welfare reform, poverty and juvenile justice. She earned a B.A. at the University of Virginia, a master's degree at Medill and was a Nieman Fellow at Harvard.
As a Medill Associate Professor, Kiernan will focus on teaching public affairs reporting in the graduate and undergraduate journalism programs.