Journalist

CONTACT:

  

Phone: (303) 968-6066

Email: al.lewis@tellittoal.com 

Web: tellittoal.com 

Twitter: twitter.com/tellittoal

Facebook: facebook.com/tellittoal 

LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/tellittoal


SUMMARY:


Award-winning, multimedia journalist with extensive experience reporting, writing, editing, managing, broadcasting, and developing digital media strategies.


EXPERIENCE:


HOUSTON CHRONICLE. April 2016 to present. Business Editor. Heading a 20-person business news staff for one of the largest regional newspapers in the nation. Built a team of reporters and editors who pursue complex enterprise reporting projects and break news while meeting the demanding content needs of a daily business section and three separate websites, houstonchonicle.com, fuelfix.com and chron.com.


SOUTH FLORIDA BUSINESS JOURNAL. July 2014 to March 2016. Editor In Chief. Managed a hyper-local business news operation with an aggressive digital media strategy as well as a weekly print publication.


DOW JONES NEWSWIRES. THE WALL STREET JOURNAL SUNDAY and MARKETWATCH. June 2008 to July 2014. Columnist. Wrote widely read columns with distinctive take on business news of the week. Blogged at tellittoal.com. Appeared regularly on Fox Business, Fox News, Denver’s NBC affiliate KUSA 9News, Denver’s 850-AM KOA and 630-AM KHOW radio stations, Rocky Mountain PBS and The Wall Street Journal’s online shows. 


THE DENVER POST. October 2003 to June 2008. Business Columnist. Wrote three columns and several blog posts per week. Appeared on Denver’s NBC affiliate, KUSA 9News and several Denver talk radio and news shows. 


January 2000 to October 2003. Business editor. Led a department of 20 diverse journalists who consistently scooped the competition won awards from Best of the West, Society for Advancing Business Editing and Writing, Society of Professional Journalists and others. Also wrote a popular, award-winning column.


ROCKY MOUNTAIN NEWS. August 1996 to January 2000. Finance Reporter. Covered finance, banking, markets, publicly traded companies and mutual funds. Work cited as part of News’ SABEW best-business section award for 1998.


EARLIER EXPERIENCE: Business Editor for The Gazette in Colorado Springs, Colo. Reporter and Editor for the Amarillo Globe-News in Amarillo, Texas. Intern Reporter for Copley News Service in Springfield, Ill.

 

EDUCATION:


Master of Arts in Public Affairs Reporting, University of Illinois, Springfield, Ill. 


Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Journalism, MacMurray College, 

Jacksonville, Ill.


Al Lewis

Al Lewis

Honors and Awards

Society for Advancing Business Editors and Writers, 2017, Best in Business, General Excellence, Medium Division, Honorable Mention, (for business news team I supervise as business editor).


Society for Advancing Business Editors and Writers, 2011, Best in Business, Opinion/Column, News Agencies.


Society for Advancing Business Editors and Writers, 2010, Best in Business, Opinion/Column, News Agencies.


William R. Clabby Dow Jones Newswires Award, 2009. A prestigious in-house honor with a generous cash award. Won for second time.


Society for Advancing Business Editing and Writing, 2009, Best in Business, Columns, Real-Time News Organizations.    


William R. Clabby Dow Jones Newswires Award, 2008. 


Society for Advancing Business Editing and Writing, 2008. Best in Business, Columns, Real-Time News Organizations. (For work at Dow Jones Newswires.)    


Society for Advancing Business Editing and Writing, 2008. Best in Business, Columns, Large Newspapers. (For work at The Denver Post.)    


Society of Professional Journalists, Colorado, 2008, First Place, Online, Blog.


Society of Professional Journalists, Colorado, 2008, Second Place, Business Reporting, Column.


Society for Advancing Business Editing and Writing, 2007, Best in Business, Column, Large Newspapers.


Online News Association, USC Annenberg School for Communication, 2007, Finalist, Online Commentary, Medium Sites. 


Society of Professional Journalists, Colorado, 2007, First Place, Online, Blog.


Colorado Press Association, 2007, First Place, Best Serious Column Writing.


Colorado Press Association, 2007, Second Place, Best Humorous Column Writing.


Denver Press Club, 2007, First Place, Commentary/Analysis, Business.


Society for Advancing Business Editing and Writing, 2006, Best in Business, Column, Large Newspapers.


Society of Professional Journalists, Colorado, 2006, First Place, Business Reporting, Columns.


Denver Press Club, 2006, Second Place, Commentary/Analysis, Business.


Society of Professional Journalists, Colorado, 2005, First Place, Business Reporting, Columns.


Denver Press Club, 2005, First Place, Commentary/Analysis, Business. 


Colorado Press Association, 2005, Second Place, Best Serious Column Writing.


Society of Professional Journalists, Colorado, 2004, First Place, Business Reporting, Columns.


Colorado Associated Press Editors and Reporters, 2004. Honorable mention, News Column.


Colorado Press Association, 2004, Second Place, Best Humorous Column Writing.


Colorado Press Association, 2004, Second Place, Best Serious Column Writing.


Colorado Press Association, 2003, First Place, Best Serious Column Writing.


Society of Professional Journalists, Colorado, 2002. First place, Business Reporting, Column.


Colorado Associated Press Editors and Reporters, 2000-2001. First place, Best News Column.


Morton Margolin Prize For Distinguished Business Reporting, 1999. Award from University of Denver’s Daniels College of Business and School of Communication.


E.W. Scripps Newspaper Division, June 1999. Individual Reporting.


Colorado Associated Press Editors and Reporters, 1998. First Place, Business News.


Colorado Press Association, 1998. First place, Business News.


Society of Professional Journalists, Colorado, 1998. First place, Business Reporting.


Society of Professional Journalists, Colorado, 1998. Second place, Deadline Reporting.


Society of Professional Journalists, Colorado, 1998. Third place, Business Reporting.


E.W. Scripps Newspaper Division, March 1998, Individual Reporting.


Colorado Associated Press Editors and Reporters, 1997. First place, Business News.


Colorado Press Association, 1997. First place, Business News.


Colorado Press Association, 1997. Second place, Business News.


Society for Advancing Business Editing and Writing, 1997. Certificate of Merit.


E.W. Scripps Newspaper Division, 1997. First place, Team Reporting.


Society of Professional Journalists, Colorado, 1996. Second Place, Business Reporting.


Press Club of Dallas, 1987. Katie Award of Excellence.