Hal Straus oversees daily operations, events, and research for the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism’s Tow-Knight Center for Entrepreneurial Journalism. He also leads the Center’s Communities of Practice program, which supports news media professionals in emerging roles critical to high impact, sustainable journalism.
Hal came to CUNY after a stint as editor-in-chief of EverydayHealth. He was The Washington Post’s first executive producer for news product development, and edited the Post’s online Opinions section, as well as sites focused on religion, leadership, and international affairs.
Before that, Hal was a reporter, editor, and data journalist for The Atlanta Constitution and Journal, where he covered prisons, health, state government, and national politics, and specialized in data driven investigations.
Hal graduated from Oberlin College with an A.B. in History.