Areas of Expertise:
Chicago Public School System
Linda Lenz is the founder and publisher of Catalyst Chicago and she is publisher of the sister publication, Catalyst Cleveland. Before launching Catalyst in 1990, Lenz was the education writer for the Chicago Sun-Times and before that an editorial writer for the Chicago Daily News. Following graduation from the University of Illinois at Urbana, she was a political writer and columnist for Pioneer Press, North Shore. Lenz is former president of the Education Writers Association, a 900-member organization that promotes informed coverage of education in print and broadcast media across the country.