Executive Committee & Board of Advisors

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Executive Committee

Director

Leadership and Communication Degree, University of Texas at Austin and Chair,The Press Forward 

Founding Chair and Executive Director

 The Press Forward 

Director

School of Journalism, 
University of Texas at Austin

Head of Network News

Scripps

Board of Advisors

Director

D.C. Graduate Program, Broadcast & Digital Journalism, S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications

Dean

Moody College of Communication, The University of Texas at Austin

CNN Anchor

New Day

Author

Amanda Wakes Up

Author

Journalist, podcaster, Co-Founder of LiftOurVoices.org, and best selling author of Be Fierce and Getting Real

John Donvan

Anchor

Intelligence Squared

Sarah Glover

MPRNews Managing Editor

Immediate Past President of the National Association of Black Journalists

Editor-in-chief

CNET

Chief Growth Officer

SAIC

Executive Producer

PBS NewsHour

CBS Contributor, Former Anchor

ABC News, Nightline

Op-Ed Columnist

The New York Times

Activist, Feminist

College Hall of Famer

EVP & GM

CNN Digital Worldwide

Executive Director

International Women’s Media Foundation

Founder

Craigslist and Craig Newmark Philanthropies

Head of Network News

Scripps

Karen Pensiero

Managing Editor

The Wall Street Journal

Cofounder and CEO

The 19th

Contributing Editor

The Atlantic

Professor

Stanford University and author, “The No Asshole Rule”

CNN Anchor

The Lead with Jake Tapper

Executive Director & SVP

Freedom Forum Institute

Anchor

PBS NewsHour

Senior Executive Editor

Talent, Diversity, Standards and Training
Bloomberg News

Founders Circle

Our founders circle is comprised of founding members and past advisory board members

Melinda Arons
Dianna Pierce Burgess
Kyle Godfrey-Ryan
Katie Glenn
Mary Louise Kelly
Dianna Goldberg May
Eleanor McManus
Gloria Sinclair Riviera
Lara Setrakian
Jonathan Swan 
Carolyn McGourty Supple
Shannon Van Sant
Cary Hughes Weekes
Addie Zinone

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