Erin Einhorn is an award-winning investigative reporter who has worked for NBC News, Chalkbeat, the New York Daily News and other publications. She was a 2023 Spencer Education Journalism Fellow at Columbia University, which enabled her to look deeply and thoughtfully into issues related to school discipline and student punishment. She is now working on a book about these topics. Erin’s work has appeared in The Atlantic, The Nation, The Washington Post and the public radio program This American Life.
While at NBC News, Erin’s work and collaborations won accolades from the Webbys, the Online News Association, and the Collier Prize for State Government Accountability, among others. At Chalkbeat, where Erin was the founding editor of the non-profit education news site’s Detroit bureau, 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.