Susan Smith Richardson, Solutions Journalism’s editorial director for newsroom, has nearly three decades of experience as a reporter, editor and opinion writer. Her work has focused on inequality, with an emphasis on blending narrative and data-driven journalism.
She has worked for nonprofit and news organizations, including the MacArthur Foundation and the Chicago Tribune, and most recently was the Editor and Publisher of The Chicago Reporter, which investigates race, poverty and income inequality.
In 2002, Susan received a Nieman Fellowship at Harvard University and holds a M.P.A. from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government and B.S. in Radio, TV and Film from the University of Texas at Austin.