Fellows & Editors

 

Lori Shontz

Trip:
Fellows Fall 2001
Affiliation:
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Country:
Kenya
Year:
2001

Lori Shontz is a senior editor at The Penn Stater magazine. Previously, she worked at The Miami Herald and the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Earlier, she was sports writer for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette specializing in women's sports and the Olympics. A native of Pittsburgh, she joined the Post-Gazette in 1994. She has covered the Olympic Games three times, making it a point to not only cover the sporting events, but to write about the cultural and political histories of the athletes and their countries. Previously she worked for The Times Leader in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., and The Progress-Index in Petersburg, Va., covering everything from Little League baseball to NASCAR. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Penn State in 1991 with a B.A. in English writing and a minor in sport history.

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