Sheila Solomon

Sheila Solomon is an editorial staffer with Rivet News Radio, a Chicago-based customizable online radio news app, and a recruiter for Journatic, which provides hyperlocal news to media organizations.

From 2009 to 2012 she was cross-media editor at the Chicago Tribune, serving as liaison between the Tribune and other properties in the Chicago Tribune Media Group.

From 2002 until 2009 she was the senior editor for recruitment, overseeing the newsroom’s internship and training programs and serving as a resource and liaison for the newsroom and Chicago Tribune Media Group partners. She has also worked at Newsday, The Charlotte Observer and the Daily Press (Hampton Roads, Va.), and was an adjunct journalism instructor at Hampton University. She is a member of the advisory board of the journalism department at Columbia College Chicago.

In 2014 she received the Ida B. Wells Award from the National Association of Black Journalists and Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism, presented annually for distinguished leadership in increasing access and opportunities to people of color in journalism and improving the coverage of communities of color in American media.