Kalyn Belsha writes about education for The Chicago Reporter — the same beat she covered at Catalyst Chicago before the two publications merged in 2016. Prior to that, Kalyn reported on schools in Chicago’s western suburbs for the Aurora Beacon-News and had a brief stint as a deputy press secretary for Chicago Public Schools. She received a master’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University and teaches at Loyola University Chicago.
Kalyn grew up on Long Island in New York and sometimes you can still hear her accent. She lives in Logan Square with her boyfriend and cat, Remy, who may or may not be named after the best House of Cards character.