Melissa Harris joined The Chicago Tribune as a business columnist in
2009 after nearly five years as an award-winning metro reporter at The
Baltimore Sun. Prior to joining The Sun, she was a metro reporter at The
Orlando Sentinel. She has traveled to Haiti twice on assignment and
crisscrossed the United States covering everything from the Virginia
Tech shootings to military base closings and the Miss America pageant.
She is a graduate of Northwestern and Johns Hopkins universities, and a
two-time finalist for The Livingston Award, honoring outstanding
reporting by journalists under the age of 35. Beginning in June 2014,
she will be enrolled in the University of Chicago's Booth School of
Business, where she is working toward an MBA.