Geraldine Baum

Geraldine brings us a wealth of experience across all aspects of organizational communications as well as journalism in the U.S. and globally, and will lead a buildout of our Communications team over the next months that responds to and continues the growth of our public profile in sync with our expanding programming.  Geraldine has been most recently the Assistant Dean for External Affairs at the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism, serving on the senior management team and leading its communications, marketing, and branding initiatives and digital presence. Before that, she was Senior Vice President for Communications and Marketing at the Local Initiatives Support Corporation, a non-profit community development financing organization with offices in nearly 40 cities and working across 2,100 rural counties in 44 states. As a journalist, Geraldine spent 22 years as a staff writer for the Los Angeles Times in Washington, New York, and Paris, covering major news stories including the impeachment trial of President Bill Clinton, the 2001 terrorist attack on the World Trade Center, and the economic and cultural struggles of Western Europe. Earlier at Newsday she was part of the team that won the 1984 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service. She has a Master of Science in Journalism from Columbia and a Bachelor of Science in Journalism, History, and English from Northwestern University.