Geographical Expertise: Washington, D.C.; New York, NY; Los Angeles, CA; Austin, TX
Executive Leadership Program Alumnus
Sewell Chan joined The Texas Tribune as editor in chief in October 2021. Previously he was a deputy managing editor and then the editorial page editor at the Los Angeles Times, where he oversaw coverage that was awarded a Pulitzer Prize for editorial writing in 2021. Chan worked at The New York Times from 2004 to 2018, as a metro reporter, Washington correspondent, deputy Op-Ed editor, and international news editor. He began his career as a local reporter at The Washington Post in 2000. A child of immigrants, Chan was the first in his family to graduate from college. He has a degree in social studies from Harvard and a master’s in political science from Oxford, where he studied on a British Marshall scholarship. He is a member of PEN America, The Council on Foreign Relations, and numerous journalism organizations.