As Managing Editor for opinion for Philadelphia Media Network, Sandra Shea oversees the editorial and opinion operations for the Philadelphia Inquirer, Daily News and philly.com.
After joining the Philadelphia Daily News editorial board in 1998, she became the editorial page editor in 2003 and has covered a range of issues impacting the city, from budget and legislation to poverty and development. A series of editorials she wrote on the city’s park system was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, and she has received numerous awards for her editorials.
In 2012 she was awarded a Pulliam Fellowship in editorial writing, based on her proposal to study poverty in the city. That study resulted in a week-long collaborative series in the Daily News that won a national Clarion Award as well as a first place award from the National Association of Black Journalists.
Shea also serves as the Director of Strategic Partnerships for Philadelphia Media Network. In that capacity, she develops cross-media collaborations on special journalism projects with news organizations, foundations, universities and others. She has a master’s degree from Bennington College.