Lorie Hearn is the chief executive officer and editor of inewsource. She is a lifelong news-aholic who started her reporting career writing her Girl Scout newsletter at age 12. High school and college were filled with school newspaper work, and after graduation, she worked as a reporter for newspapers on both coasts. At The San Diego Union-Tribune, when she relinquished her front seat on the world as a reporter, she became an assistant editor, then Metro Editor and finally Senior Editor for Metro and Watchdog Journalism. She still has boxes full of clippings and front pages of her work that she figures she'll pore over in her old age.
Lorie considers San Diego her home — even her hometown, since, as a child, her family moved around the country. When she's not editing a project, writing a grant proposal or out in the community extolling the importance of nonprofit, accountability journalism, she's experimenting in the kitchen, walking her labradoodle, reading fiction or watching ancient Perry Mason reruns.