Susan Gonzalez

Social Media Strategist

Susan Gonzalez is the Social Media Strategist at Chalkbeat. She previously worked as a digital producer on the E.W. Scripps Company’s national news team and as a digital strategist at The Denver Post. Before moving over to the newspaper’s digital team, Gonzalez was an editor for the hyperlocal section of the Post known as YourHub. She also previously served as the digital editor for the Aurora Sentinel and was an intern for Chalkbeat’s Colorado bureau in 2015. She is active with the Online News Association and serves as a co-organizer for ONA Rocky Mountain. She was awarded the Google News Initiative Local Community Leader Scholarship in 2019 through ONA.

In 2022, Chalkbeat’s reporting made a difference because teachers, students, parents, and communities were willing to help us tell the story of education in this moment.
For Teacher Appreciation Week 2021, readers told Chalkbeat about the educators who went above and beyond in a school year disrupted by the coronavirus pandemic.
Students from the New York Youth Journalism Association were joined by a group of peers on a Zoom video call to discuss the insurrection at the Capitol and what they think it means for national politics.
Susan Gonzalez is Chalkbeat’s first-ever social media strategist. Here’s how she plans to engage and inform readers using social media.
The coronavirus halted students’ performances nationwide. But using the power of social media and the hashtag #SunshineSongs, Broadway star Laura Benanti became their audience.