Clea Benson is a reporter covering financial regulation for Bloomberg News in Washington, DC. Previously, she reported for Congressional Quarterly, The Sacramento Bee, and The Philadelphia Inquirer. In 2000, she was part of an Inquirer team whose series on the Philadelphia Police Department’s mishandling of sex crimes was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service. She holds a master’s degree from the University of California at Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism.
Neal Justin is the chief TV critic for the Minneapolis Star Tribune where he previously covered nightlife and music and served as trends editor. He is also the paper’s intern coordinator. He covered crime at the Rockford Register Star and is regular contributor to the LA-based publication, Variety. Neal holds a degree in journalism from Northwestern University and spent several years as a freelancer in Chicago. He is a past member of the Asian American Journalists Association’s Governing Board and was chairman for AAJA’s 2005 national convention in Minneapolis. In 2003, Neal’s high school in Mason City, Iowa named him outstanding student of the 1980s.
Lorene Yue is the online reporter for Crain’s Chicago Business and primarily responsible for covering breaking business news in Chicago. She has been a business reporter for the Chicago Tribune, covering retail and personal finance. In addition, Lorene has worked for the Detroit Free Press, the Kansas City Star and the (Hamilton, Ohio) Journal-News. She is a member of AAJA’s governing board, a fan of Rock Band and Ultimate Frisbee.