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Mary Schmich

Mary Schmich
Mary Theresa Schmich was born in Savannah, Ga., the oldest of eight children, and spent her childhood in Georgia. She attended high school in Phoenix then earned a B.A. at Pomona College in Claremont, Calif.

After working in college admissions for three years and spending a year and a half in France, she attended journalism school at Stanford. She has worked as a reporter at the Peninsula Times Tribune in Palo Alto, Calif., at the Orlando Sentinel and, since 1985, at the Chicago Tribune. She spent five years as a Tribune national correspondent based in Atlanta.

For three years starting in 1992, she wrote a column for the Tribune. She left for a year to attend Harvard on a N...
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Mary Theresa Schmich was born in Savannah, Ga., the oldest of eight children, and spent her childhood in Georgia. She attended high school in Phoenix then earned a B.A. at Pomona College in Claremont, Calif.

After working in college admissions for three years and spending a year and a half in France, she attended journalism school at Stanford. She has worked as a reporter at the Peninsula Times Tribune in Palo Alto, Calif., at the Orlando Sentinel and, since 1985, at the Chicago Tribune. She spent five years as a Tribune national correspondent based in Atlanta.

For three years starting in 1992, she wrote a column for the Tribune. She left for a year to attend Harvard on a Nieman fellowship for journalists, then returned to the column in July 1996.

She also writes the "Brenda Starr" comic strip and plays a decent barroom piano. She lives in Chicago.
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  • Embrace the blob and give Lucas museum a second look

    Embrace the blob and give Lucas museum a second look
    At the risk of offending my more aesthetically evolved friends, I have to say that the proposed Lucas Museum of Narrative Art is growing on me.
  • Chicago Tribune managing editor leaves to pursue personal interests

    Chicago Tribune managing editor leaves to pursue personal interests
    Jane Hirt, who helped lead the Chicago Tribune newsroom through the dark days of bankruptcy and into an unfolding digital future, is stepping down as managing editor to pursue personal interests, the Tribune announced Wednesday. Hirt came to the Chicago...

    Social media chorus shouts: Vote! Vote! Vote!

     Social media chorus shouts: Vote! Vote! Vote!
    Hours before I headed over to my polling place Tuesday, I logged into Facebook expecting the usual assortment of free-floating outrage, sappy uplift and pet photos. Instead, I got status update after status update exhorting me to vote. The updates...

    NOV 1 | Printers Row: Jesmyn Ward, 2014 Chicago Tribune Heartland Award for Nonfiction winner

    NOV 1 | Printers Row: Jesmyn Ward, 2014 Chicago Tribune Heartland Award for Nonfiction winner
    In five years, Jesmyn Ward lost five young men in her life – to drugs, accidents, suicide and the bad luck that can follow people who live in poverty, particularly black men. Dealing with these losses, one after another, led Ward to write her...

    'Men We Reaped' wins 2014 Heartland Prize for Nonfiction

    'Men We Reaped' wins 2014 Heartland Prize for Nonfiction
    When the Union Army's famous 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, one of the first African-American units in the Civil War, unsuccessfully assaulted Fort Wagner in South Carolina, escaped slave Harriet Tubman bore witness to the bloodshed from the front...