Presidents

The President of JAWS, according to the organization’s bylaws, serves as the chief executive officer of the organization. She directs staff, presides at meetings, appoints committees, signs all written contracts and obligations of the organization, and speaks on behalf of JAWS. The president, most importantly, sets the tone and direction for JAWS.

Linda Kramer Jenning 2014 – 2015, Georgetown University

Lauren M. Whaley 2013 – 2014, CHCF Center for Health Reporting

Katherine Rowlands 2011 – 2013, Contra Costa Times, Oakland Tribune, Bay Area News Group

Megan Kamerick 2009 – 2011, New Mexico Business Weekly

Dawn Garcia 2007 – 2009, Stanford University

Julie Dunlap 2006 – 2007, Sun Valley

Pamela Moreland 2005 – 2006, San Jose Mercury News

Rosemary Armao 2004 – 2005, a Knight International Fellow

Amy Bernstein 2003 – 2004, Business 2.0

Susy Schultz 2002 – 2003, Chicago Parent

Jodi Enda 2001 – 2002, White House correspondent for Knight Ridder newspapers

Cheryl Imelda Hampton 2000 – 2001, National Public Radio

Pat Sullivan 1999 – 2000, San Jose Mercury News

Margie Freivogel 1998 – 1999

Joy Cook 1997 – 1998, WNBC-TV in New York

Rachel Jones 1996 – 1997, Knight-Ridder in Washington

Julia Kagan 1995 – 1996, deputy editor of Consumer Reports

Betty Anne Williams 1994 – 1995, USA Today

Gayle Reaves 1993 – 1994, Dallas Morning News and part of the team that won the Pulitzer Prize in 1994 while president

Gina Setser 1992 – 1993,

Glenda Holste 1991 – 1992, St. Paul Pioneer Press

Jane Marshall (first president) 1989 – 1991,  Houston Chronicle