Dawn Reiss is an award-winning journalist who has written for more than 40 regional and national media outlets. Her reporting experience is like a mutual fund, the more diversified the better. She has written for TIME, Time.com, AFAR, U.S. News & World Report, Fortune.com, Reuters, The Atlantic, Civil Eats, The SaturdayEvening Post, Travel + Leisure, Fort Worth Weekly, San Diego Union-Tribune, Cleveland Plain-Dealer, USA Today, Time Out Chicago, American Way, Chicago magazine, Chicago Reader, Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun-Times and Michigan Avenue magazine, among many others. She has served as president of the Chicago Headline Club, the largest Society of Professional Journalists chapter in the country, taught magazine reporting at DePaul University and co-authored “Armchair Reader: Chicago.” Dawn has won several journalism awards including a Peter Lisagor Award for her Time.com breaking news trial coverage of former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich. She began her career as a sports reporter, driving to every NFL city in the country for a special project with The Sporting News and also worked as a staff writer at the Dallas Morning News and St. Petersburg Times. She has a B.A. in journalism from Indiana University.