Media Relations Specialist, Environmental Law & Policy Center
Building public awareness for ELPC’s clean water, natural resources protection and smart transportation initiatives. Working with journalists to connect them with ELPC legal and policy experts who are instrumental in getting results that improve the environment and conserve our natural resources. Contact: Follow her on Twitter @JudithELPC.

April 2015 - Present

Freelance Journalist
Writing articles specializing in green issues, healthcare and general business. Contributor to print and online publications including:
  • Chicago Tribune
  • Crain's Chicago Business
  • Edible Chicago
  • Michigan Avenue Magazine
  • USA Today's Green Living Magazine
  • Crain's New York Business
  • Parenting Magazine
  • Advertising Age
  • BtoB, an Ad Age spinoff magazine covering the online business-to-business marketplace
  • E-Mail Marketer Insight, a BtoB online site covering e-mail marketing trends
  • For Her Information, a women's eco-friendly online magazine
  • Healthy Women, a consumer Web site focusing on women's health issues
Wrote and edited healthcare newsletters including:
Bioterror Medical Alert
Women's Health Management
Cost Reengineering Report

1993 - Present

Online Columnist
Crain's Chicago Business: wrote a weekly column online called “Green Scene” that covered the local green economy.

2010 - December, 2012

Editor and Columnist a Chicago web site providing news and ideas about living green in an urban environment. Site includes news about the local green economy and ways to engage in eco-friendly happenings in Chicago.

2009 - 2011

Adjunct Professor, Columbia College Chicago
Instructor in the Journalism Department. Teaching Environmental Reporting: Green Issues and Urban Sustainability. Also teaching Reporting and Writing I, an intensive reporting and writing class that focuses on the basics of writing news copy and developing reporting and interviewing skills for multimedia platform, including print, online and broadcast.

2005 - 2015

Reporter, Modern Healthcare Magazine
A Crain Communications weekly magazine, Chicago. Wrote articles on healthcare business targeted to hospital administrators, physicians and other healthcare professionals. Covered financial issues, investor-owned hospital chains, women's health and AIDS.

1988 - 1993

Contributing editor, Institutional Investor
A monthly magazine published at the time by ABC/Capital Cities, New York City. Wrote monthly features of major money moves in the pension fund industry. Identified trends for investment managers.


Managing editor, Money Management Letter,
Institutional Investor
, newsletter division
Responsible for biweekly newsletter covering the pension fund industry that regularly broke news against the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, and other trade journals. Assigned stories to reporters, edited copy and wrote articles. Joined MML as a senior editor in May 1987.


Associate editor, Corporate Financing Week,
Institutional Investor
, newsletter division
Reported on new financing techniques for corporate treasurers. Covered newest developments in mergers and acquisitions, venture capital and leveraged buyouts, and new corporate issues in the domestic markets.


Freelance radio reporter and researcher, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)
Daybreak, current affairs radio program, Montreal, Canada. Reported on political and economic issues for morning show. Organized interviews for Daybreak with local politicians, analysts, and other newsmakers.


Production assistant, American Broadcasting Corporation (ABC)
WJLA-TV, Washington, D.C.

Summer 1985 internship

Research assistant, National Broadcasting Corporation (NBC)
WRC-TV, Washington, D.C.

Spring 1983 internship

Summer Institute Certificate, 2008
Green City: A Field Study in Chicago
Northwestern University
School of Continuing Studies
Evanston, Illinois

Master of Arts, 1985
Journalism and Public Affairs
The American University
Washington, D.C.
Massey Fellowship Award for academic excellence

Bachelor of Arts, 1984
American Culture
Vassar College
Poughkeepsie, New York