About Us

Friends of The Chicago Reporter was launched in 2020 with the support of nearly 100 prominent journalists and community leaders. We believe that now, more than ever, the effective examination of race and equity in Chicago via data-driven reporting is crucial. The best way to ensure that the Reporter’s signature brand of journalism, mentoring and training remains available to support future generations of journalists reporting on injustice is to continue the Reporter’s work.

The core leadership group consists of more than a dozen Reporter alumni and longtime supporters:

Kevin Blackistone
Tom Brune
Angela Caputo
Thom Clark
Kay Humphries
Rui Kaneya
Alden Loury
John McDermott Jr.

Josh McGhee
Sharon McGowan
Jack Roberts
John Schrag
Susy Schultz
Christine Wachter
Laura Washington
James Ylisela Jr.

The Chicago Reporter is a trademark of the Community Renewal Society.  Friends of The Chicago Reporter has no official affiliation with the Community Renewal Society or The Chicago Reporter.