Senior Editor, WBEZ
Kate Grossman is a senior editor at WBEZ, Chicago’s NPR affiliate, where she oversees education coverage and helps manage the station’s overall news coverage. Previously, she was director of fellowships at the Institute of Politics at the University of Chicago, where she taught a seminar on the politics of school reform. Prior to her work at the IOP, Grossman spent almost two decades in print journalism, beginning her career at the Providence Journal and working briefly at the Associated Press before moving to the Chicago Sun-Times. At the Sun-Times, she worked as a reporter covering Chicago Public Schools and the Chicago Housing Authority, then became its deputy editorial page editor, writing editorials on education as well as city and state policy issues and running the paper’s political endorsement process. Kate has twice been recognized by the Education Writers Association for her editorials on Chicago Public Schools and is a winner of the Studs Terkel Award for coverage of Chicago's diverse communities. Her writing has appeared in The Atlantic and she’s a frequent panelist on WTTW’s Chicago Tonight: The Week in Review.