About Judith Nemes

Judith Nemes is a Chicago-based freelance journalist with more than 20 years experience writing news stories and features for many publications including the Chicago Tribune, Crain's Chicago Business, Edible Chicago, and Crain's New York Business. Judith specializes in green issues and urban sustainability, healthcare, and general business features.

Her articles have included a close-up look at Chicago neighborhoods busy with green building activity; how social and eco-entrepreneurs are reshaping the economy; how luxury hotels in Chicago are competing for guests with over-the-top amenities; and the challenges facing independent coffeehouses struggling to survive in the shadow of Starbucks.

She is a board member of the Association of Women Journalists - Chicago chapter (AWJ). She is also a member of the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ), the Chicago Headline Club, and Journalism and Women Symposium (JAWS).

Judith also is an adjunct professor of journalism at Columbia College Chicago where she attempts to teach and inspire the next generation of journalists to be tough reporters who practice their craft with skill and integrity.

When she's not on deadline, you can find Judith biking along Lake Michigan, practicing yoga or off shooting photos. She is a big fan of artisanal cheese and local, organic food, and loved reading The Sixth Extinction by Elizabeth Kolbert, The Omnivore's Dilemma by Michael Pollan and Hot, Flat, and Crowded by Thomas L. Friedman. Judith is working hard at shrinking her carbon footprint.

Judith lives in Chicago with her husband, two children, and a Great Pyrenees named Zoe.