Business Columnist, Chicago Tribune

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Melissa Harris is a business columnist at The Chicago Tribune. Her column, Chicago Confidential, chronicles the city’s corporate elite.

Ms. Harris joined the Chicago Tribune as a business columnist in 2009 after nearly five years as an award-winning metro reporter at The Baltimore Sun. Prior to joining the Sun, she was a metro reporter at The Orlando Sentinel. She is a graduate of Northwestern and Johns Hopkins universities (Bachelor of Science in journalism and Master of Arts in government), and a two-time finalist for the Livingston Award, honoring outstanding reporting by journalists younger than 35.