Crain’s Chicago Business has promoted general assignment reporter Sarah Zimmerman to deputy digital editor for audience and social media.
“We hired Sarah originally as a general assignment reporter, and it was her ability to think quickly on her feet and fill in well on any beat that gave us confidence she would adapt to the editor role,” said Ann Dwyer, editor of the business publication, told Robert Feder.
Previously, Zimmerman has served as an Oregon and Illinois statehouse reporter for the Associated Press. She has also worked as an editorial intern, trade and agriculture at Politico.
Zimmerman has also served as a freelance journalist for Render Media and as viewpoints editor at The Chicago Maroon. She was also an intern at Pegasus Books and worked as a research assistant at Windy City Media Network LLC.
Zimmerman is a B.A. in English language and literature from University of Chicago. She also holds a master’s degree in public affairs reporting from University of Illinois Springfield.