Sandy Rowe 2.jpg

SANDY ROWE

Sandy Rowe was the editor of The Oregonian in Portland from 1993 until January 2010. Under her leadership, the newspaper won five Pulitzer Prizes including the Gold Medal for Public Service.  Rowe is the immediate past chairman of the Committee to Protect Journalists and the Board of Visitors of The Knight Fellowships at Stanford University. She currently serves on the board of directors of Oregon Public Broadcasting, Willamette University in Salem, OR., and the Oregon Nature Conservancy.  Rowe served on the Pulitzer Prize Board from 1994-2003 and was its chair in 2002-2003.  She is a past president of the American Society of Newspaper Editors.  From l984 until April l993, Rowe was executive editor and vice president of The Virginian-Pilot and The Ledger-Star, Norfolk and Virginia Beach, Va. The National Press Foundation named Rowe the Editor of the Year in 2003.  In 2008, Editor & Publisher magazine named her Editor of the Year. In 2010, the American Society of Newspaper Editors awarded Rowe its National Leadership Award.