Katrice Hardy

Vice President & Executive Editor, The Dallas Morning News

Hardy is a speaker at the 25th ISOJ, happening from April 12 – 13, 2024, both online and in person at the University of Texas at Austin.

Katrice HardyKatrice is vice president and executive editor of The Dallas Morning News. Previously, she was executive editor of The Indianapolis Star and Midwest regional editor for USA Today Network. When Katrice joined the network in 2016, she was the executive editor of The Greenville News and then took on responsibilities as the South regional editor overseeing news organizations in South Carolina, North Carolina, Louisiana, Alabama, Mississippi and Virginia. Previously, she had worked for 20 years at The Virginian-Pilot where she started as an intern and left as managing editor.

Her IndyStar newsroom and its reporting partners The Marshall Project, AL.com and Invisible Institute were awarded the 2021 Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting for “Mauled: When Police Dogs are Weapons,” and the newsrooms where she has led have won multiple IRE, Editor & Publishers and a myriad of state honors as well.

She is a board member of The Marshall Project, a member of the National Association of Black Journalists, the Dallas Assembly and the International Women’s Forum.

Katrice believes strongly that a news organization’s role is to shine light on wonderful people and organizations making a difference in local communities and to uncover the problems, ills, misuses and abuses to help make positive change.