Liz Willen
The Hechinger Report

Liz Willen, a longtime education reporter, is proud to lead an award-winning staff at The Hechinger Report. After working at an array of New England newspapers, Willen spent nearly a decade at Newsday, where she won numerous prizes for covering New York City public schools. She won several more awards, including a Polk, while covering education for Bloomberg News. She’s an active New York City public school parent, bike commuter and a board member for the Spencer Education Fellowships at Columbia. Willen was recently honored with an “Above and Beyond” award by the media company City & State for showing exemplary leadership.