Jeannette Cooperman - 2019

Jeannette Batz Cooperman’s byline has been seen in many publications over the span of her career. She spent ten years as an investigative reporter for The Riverfront Times and fifteen years at St. Louis Magazine, holds a doctorate in American studies, and has written five books. Her work has also appeared in national magazines, the Post-Dispatch, and Barnes Hospital and Saint Louis University publications, and she currently writes three pieces a week for Washington University's journal of the essay, The Common Reader.

Cooperman's efforts have been recognized with many awards, including the City & Regional Magazine Association's national Writer of the Year award and, four times, the Great Plains Journalism Writer of the Year award.