Stacy St. Clair
Stacy St. Clair, reporter, Chicago Tribune
St. Clair joined the Tribune as a general assignment reporter in 2007 and has covered a wide range of topics, including sexual assaults on college campuses, two Olympic Games and political corruption throughout Illinois. Along with Jodi Cohen, she was part of a 2009 reporting team that uncovered an admissions scandal at the University of Illinois. The “Clout Goes to College” series, which revealed how politically connected applicants got admitted to the state’s flagship university despite subpar qualifications, led to the resignation of the university president, chancellor and most of the trustees. Her work has been honored by Harvard University’s Nieman Foundation, the National Headliner Awards, the Society for Professional Journalists and the Hearst Foundation, among others. In 2011, she was the lead writer on a story about two fallen firefighters that was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. Before joining the Tribune, St. Clair covered local government for the Daily Herald in suburban Chicago. She also has worked for the Dayton Daily News and The Topeka Capital-Journal.