Beth Frerking, a veteran journalist and newsroom leader who has worked as a top editor, reporter, and journalism educator, currently serves as editor-in-chief for Education Week.
Frerking’s achievements include being named a magazine innovator by the Folio: 100 Awards and two National Headliner awards for her work covering children, families, and education. While at The Dallas Times Herald, she was part of a reporting team that covered the crash of Delta Flight 191. This work was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in Public Service.
Her other accomplishments include helping to launch and oversee the Education Lab, a community-funded reporting team created to expand in-depth education coverage at The Dallas Morning News, and helping to establish The Politico Network, a content-sharing network that included more than 100 news organizations, two-thirds of which were newspapers.
Frerking’s previous experience includes editor-in-chief of The National Law Journal; senior editor and assistant managing editor at Politico; news vertical editor at The Dallas Morning News; national correspondent for the former Newhouse News Service; Washington bureau chief and congressional correspondent for The Denver Post; director of the Journalism Center on Children & Families, previously part of the Philip Merrill College of Journalism at the University of Maryland, and editor of The Daily Texan.
Frerking is an honors graduate of University of Texas at Austin’s School of Journalism.