Liz Willen

Liz Willen

Editor in Chief

The Hechinger Report

Liz Willen has been proud to lead the award-winning staff of The Hechinger Report, a leading nonprofit news outlet focused on inequality and innovation in education, since 2011. A longtime education journalist, Liz previously won many awards for her coverage of higher education for Bloomberg News and at an array of newspapers, including Newsday. She was recently honored for commentary writing by the New York Press Club. Liz is a graduate of Tufts University and Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism,  a board member for the Spencer Education Fellowships at Columbia and a sought-after moderator at education conferences and events.