Kristen Graham is a veteran education reporter of The Philadelphia Inquirer producing award-winning journalism on multiple platforms. She was a lead writer on "Assault on Learning", a series about violence in the Philadelphia schools which affected large-scale change, for which she won the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service.
Graham is a native Philadelphian and has written about everything from crime and county government to education since joining the Inquirer in 2000. She has covered the Philadelphia School District since May 2008. She is a trusted source of education news in the city and was named one of the most influential Philadelphians on Twitter by Philadelphia Magazine. She is a social media expert and a 2015 Kiplinger Fellow in Public Affairs Journalism at Ohio State University. As a staff writer at a major metropolitan daily newspaper, she thrives on challenging deadlines and a mix of long-form journalism and the breaking news that is a constant as a reporter covering the eighth largest school district in the U.S.