Carrie Melago is one of Chalkbeat’s managing editors for local news. She came to Chalkbeat from the Wall Street Journal, where she was most recently the editor overseeing newsroom training programs. Before that, she was the digital editor of the WSJ’s Greater New York section, where she managed the online footprint for the paper’s metro coverage. Carrie worked at the New York Daily News for nine years, starting out as a street reporter and going on to cover crime and education beats before becoming a city desk editor. She holds a master’s in American Studies from Columbia University and a bachelor’s in journalism from the University of Maryland.
In Pandemic 360, Chalkbeat and Univision 41 explore the many ways COVID-19 impacted the lives of students, parents, and teachers in Newark and New York City.
On the first anniversary of nationwide school shutdowns caused by the coronavirus, Chalkbeat is looking back on this tough year in education.