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, Borderless Magazine
VP of Membership: Mary Hall, NewsNation (Co-President)
VP of FOIA: Michael Puente, WBEZ; President-Elect
VP of Programming: Jeff Arnold, Patch
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