Meet Chalkbeat’s reader advisors

Our dynamic and diverse reader advisory board guides our coverage, holds us accountable for meeting our goals, and helps us build strong relationships in the communities we cover. If you’re interested in joining the board when the next opening becomes available, please contact us.

Current members:

Sanda Balaban, board chair

Bernita Bradley, Detroit

Sarah Carpenter, Tennessee

Bill de la Cruz, Colorado

Jessica Cuthbertson, Colorado

Nancy Hernandez, Colorado

Matthew Homrich-Knieling, Detroit

Allison M. Lee, New York

Noah Mackert, Boston

Cynthia Masson, New York

Catherine Miller, New York

Eric Nentrup, Indiana

Cesar Roman, Indiana

Janine Scott, Detroit

Jenae Scott-Robinson, Tennessee

Chris Rogers, Philadelphia

Benecia Tuthill, Tennessee

Plus, a special thanks to our founding members from Colorado and New York: Steve Lazar, Karen Mortimer, Andy Snyder, and Glennon Stratton.