Liz Willen


Liz Willen is the Associate Director of the Hechinger Institute on Education and the Media.

She joined them in March 2006 form Bloomberg Markets magazine, where she was a senior writer focusing on higher education. Liz spent the bulk of her career covering the New York City public school system for Newsday, where she was a reporter for 11 years. She has won numerous prizes for education coverage, including a first place award for magazine writing in 2005 from the Education Writers Association. She also shared the 2005 George Polk Award for health reporting with two Bloomberg colleagues and took first place for beat writing in education from the New York Newswoman's Club in 2005. She is a graduate of Tufts University and Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism and an active New York City public school parent.