Rummana Hussain

Criminal Courts Reporter, Metro Editor, Chicago Sun-Times


Rummana Hussain is the criminal courts reporter and a metro editor at the Chicago Sun-Times. Previously, she had a stint on the newspaper’s editorial board and continues to write occasional columns that focus on her Muslim-American background. Rummana also worked as a general assignment reporter and started her career at the Sun-Times as an assistant to columnist Michael Sneed. Before coming to the Sun-Times, Rummana covered education and criminal courts for the Chicago Tribune. Rummana also worked at the venerable City News Bureau of Chicago where she was assigned the crime, education, and City Hall beats. Rummana was named a Jefferson Fellow by the East West Center in Honolulu in 2006 and traveled to India and Pakistan as part of the program. She received a B.A. in communications from Loyola University in Chicago and an M.S. in journalism from Northwestern University. Rummana is a member of the South Asian Journalists Association. She also serves on the board of the Chicago Headline Club, the local chapter of the Asian-American Journalists Association and the Silk Road Rising theater company, which highlights the intricacies of the Asian-American and Middle-Eastern American experience.

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