Sharon McGowan
Sharon McGowanMarquette University

MilwaukeeWI53201United States of America
(414) 604-6397

Editor, Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service


B.A., Washington University, St. Louis
M.S.J., Northwestern University

Professional Experience

Principal, Complete Communications, Inc.
Instructor and Director of Introduction to Graduate Studies, Medill School of Journalism, Northwestern University
Assignment Manager, WBBM-TV, Chicago
Assistant News Director/Managing Editor, WBBM-AM Radio, Chicago
Managing Editor, The Chicago Reporter

Professional Affiliations

Institute for Nonprofit News
Milwaukee Press Club

Honors and Awards

Recent awards for Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service:
2017: Regional Edward R. Murrow Award for excellence from RTDNA; Milwaukee Press Club award
2015: Milwaukee Press Club gold award for “Best Local News or Feature Website.”
2016, 2015, 2014, 2013 – Milwaukee Press Club awards
2012: Regional Edward R. Murrow award from RTDNA

Why Marquette

Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service strives to serve low-income minority neighborhoods in Milwaukee’s central city through professional, objective journalism. As an institution committed to the struggle for a more just society, and one that is training the next generation of journalists, Marquette is a natural home for the news service.