2007 Communicator of Achievement

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Suzanne Hanney is IPWA's 2007 Communicator of Achievement. She is editor of Chicago’s StreetWise, sold by people who are or were homeless, after working Downstate, including a stintas “Ronald Reagan editor” in his boyhood hometown.

Suzanne graduated from Northwestern University’s journalism school, then edited a weekly newspaper in Marseilles, which she briefly published.

Next, she was lifestyle editor of the daily Dixon Evening Telegraph. Then she interviewed Reagan’s contemporaries, compiled archives for a special edition and consulted with global media.
She later served as assistant news editor, editor of a new weekly paper, then as a copyeditor at the Quad-City Times in Davenport, Iowa. In Chicago, she freelanced for The American Banker and United Press International.

Suzanne was elected four times to a Local School Council in a Chicago public school. She is president of the Illinois Woman’s Press Association and both scholarship chair and vice president for print of the Association for Women Journalists in Chicago.





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