Madhu Krishnamurthy is a senior staff writer and education writer for the Daily Herald, which she joined in 2000. She covers suburban K-12 school districts, community colleges and universities. She also covers local governments, including Fox River Grove, Huntley and Lake in the Hills, and produces multimedia projects. Madhu chairs the Editorial Diversity Committee, whose goals are to broaden employees’ understanding of the various cultures represented within and reflect the diversity of the communities the company serves through its news products. Madhu has done extensive work covering issues facing the Muslim, Arab, Latino and Hindu communities in the suburbs. She is a frequent guest on ABC 7 Chicago News, and has given several radio interviews about her exclusive news reports. Madhu was a finalist for the 2010 Peter Lisagor Award for Best Investigative Reporting, and was part of a team of reporters who won the 2010 Lisagor Award for Best Deadline Reporting. Prior to joining the Daily Herald, Madhu worked at The Edmond Sun (Okla.). She’s a graduate of the University of Central Oklahoma.
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