Lorraine Forte

Professional Title: 
Executive Editor
The Chicago Reporter

Lorraine served as editor-in-chief of the Reporter’s sister publication Catalyst Chicago from 2004 to 2015 and as deputy editor prior to that. Her experience includes stints as a journalism instructor at Northwestern University and Columbia College; a writer and producer at WGN-TV; and reporter at the Chicago Sun-Times and the Daily Southtown. She received a master’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University and a bachelor’s degree in English literature from The Ohio State University.

Lorraine thinks her journalism career was probably inevitable, since she was raised in a household where reading the newspaper was mandatory. She escapes from current events by biking, reading fiction and watching pro basketball.

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