Chicago Headline Club Board of Directors slate for 2023 announced

The Chicago Headline Club is proud to announce the Board of Directors slate for 2023, including members who will formally take office in July, pending approval from the full club membership.

Current board member Jillian Melero, Borderless Magazine, will be stepping into the role of president in the upcoming term, with the intention of serving as co-president with incoming VP of Membership Mary Hall, NewsNation.

Michael Puente, WBEZ, will be joining the board as the VP of FOIA and president-elect, to take office as the next board president in 2024.

This full slate was approved by the current Board of Directors at the May 5, 2023 meeting and will be put before the full membership of the club at the Peter Lisagor Awards banquet on May 12.


President: Jillian Melero

VP of Membership: Mary Hall

VP of FOIA: Michael Puente, WBEZ; President-Elect

VP of Programming: Jeff Arnold

Treasurer: Greg Karp, Nerdwallet

Secretary: Susan Stevens, Freelance

President Ex-Officio: Mike Ewing, NewsNation

Members whose terms expire in 2024

Carlos Ballesteros, Injustice Watch

Tahman Bradley, WGN 

Veronica Harrison, Pigment International

Courtney Kueppers, WBEZ

Ray Long, Chicago Tribune

Taylor Moore, International Women’s Media Foundation

Jamie Nesbitt Golden, Block Club

Members whose terms expire in 2025

Alejandra Cancino, City Bureau

Howard Dubin, Manufacturers’ News

Jewél Jackson, Better Government Association

Marla Krause, DePaul

Matt Krupnick, Freelance

Richelle Rogers, Loyola

Shruti Singh, Bloomberg

Amanda Vinicky, WTTW

Jake Wittich, Block Club

Amy Yee, Bloomberg CityLab