Work Better Track: Reporting while parenting

  • Event: 2019 IRE Conference
  • Speakers: Shaun Courtney of Bloomberg Government; Eric Flack of WUSA9 Washington
  • Date/Time: Thursday, Jun. 13 at 11:30am
  • Location: Montgomery B
  • Audio file: No audio file available.

Let's have a frank discussion about the challenges of competitive newsrooms, work-life-balance, and how to be a journalist and a parent. 

Speaker Bios

  • Shaun Courtney is a senior reporter at Bloomberg Government. She covers congressional and regulatory news, about the Homeland Security Department and criminal justice reform. Courtney interned at The Washington Post and the Investigative Reporting Workshop through American University. Her work has been recognized by the Society of Professional Journalists, Washington-Baltimore New Guild, and the Virginia Press Association. She holds a B.A. in Political Science and M.A. in Investigative Journalism from American University. Shaun lives in Northeast Capitol Hill with her husband and two sons. @scourtneydc

  • Eric is an investigative reporter at WUSA9 in Washington, DC with more than two decades of experience in television journalism. His Murrow and Emmy award winning investigations have changed law, exposed police wrongdoing and improved public safety. Eric is a loving father of two children he constantly posts about on his Instagram page, 12 year old Miles and 11 year old Rosalee. 

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