Erin Einhorn is a Detroit-based national reporter for NBC News and a 2023 Spencer Education Journalism Fellow at Columbia University. Her award-winning work has also appeared in The Atlantic, The Nation, The Washington Post and the public radio program This American Life.
Previously, she was the founding editor of Chalkbeat Detroit, a non-profit education news site that covers educational equity in Detroit. While working for Chalkbeat, her work was recognized in 2017 with the Education Writers Association’s prestigious Ronald Moskowitz Prize for Outstanding Beat Reporting. She won a second national education beat reporting prize from EWA in 2018 for work judges praised for its “very lively writing” and a “creative approach.”
Before moving to Detroit in 2014, Erin was the Deputy Managing Editor for Politics at the New York Daily News where she also served as City Hall Bureau Chief and as an education reporter covering the nation’s largest public school system.
Erin is the author of the Pages In Between: A Holocaust Legacy of Two Families, One Home, published by Simon & Schuster. The memoir chronicled the year she spent living in Poland getting to know the family that rescued her mother during World War II.