About Our Correspondents
Chief Correspondent Lisa Keen
Lisa Keen has been reporting news for gay audiences since 1979 and, for 18 years, was editor of one of the nation’s most respected gay newspapers, The Washington Blade (and its eventual sister paper, The New York Blade). She was one of the first reporters for a gay newspaper to cover the national Democratic convention, one of the first to be credentialed to cover the White House, and one of the only reporters to carefully analyze gay voting trends.
She won the Silver Gavel Award from the American Bar Association for her coverage of an anti-gay initiative in Colorado and its subsequent landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision in Romer v. Evans. And she won a Society of Professional Journalists award for her series of interviews — from diagnosis to death — with one of the first gay men to develop AIDS in the early 1980s.
She has published commentary in The Washington Post, written environmental news for The Nature Conservancy magazine, and reported local news for the Boston Globe. She began her freelance work in 2001, with the sale of the Blade, and currently covers major legal and political stories for gay news outlets around the country.
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Correspondent Dana Rudolph
Dana Rudolph is a journalist, new media producer, and veteran of the online industry. She writes a regular column on LGBT parenting for several LGBT newspapers, including Bay Windows, Between the Lines, Dallas Voice, Philadelphia Gay News, South Florida Gay News, Washington Blade, and Windy City Times, and also covers various other LGBT news topics. Additionally, her writing has appeared at 365gay.com, the Bilerico Project, the Huffington Post, and the Washington Post’s “On Parenting” blog.
Dana began her career in Internet content development, strategy, and marketing in 1994, during the first dotcom boom, and has worked at both the startup and corporate levels. She was a vice president at Merrill Lynch, developing marketing and business strategies for several key online initiatives, and was the first leader of the firm’s global LGBT employee network. She is currently the online content manager for the National SEED Project (Seeking Educational Equity and Diversity) at the Wellesley Centers for Women, a peer-led professional development program that promotes change through self-reflection and interpersonal dialogue and builds capacity for more equitable curriculum, campuses, and communities.
Dana has a BA summa cum laude from Wellesley College and an M.Phil from Oxford University.
Correspondent Chuck Colbert
Cambridge, Mass.-based freelance journalist Chuck Colbert has been reporting for gay and mainstream audiences since 1991. His coverage has included the full range of LGBT issues in civil right and liberation, including gays in the military, employment non-discrimination and hate crimes, same-sex marriage and the family, law, politics, business, education, and religion. He is a former New England chapter president of the National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association and served on the organization’s national board of directors. He has covered two Democratic National Conventions (1996 and 2004), the 2006 Massachusetts governor’s race, and marriage equality struggles in California, Connecticut, the District of Columbia, Maine, Massachusetts, and New Jersey.
A former senior correspondent and columnist for the In Newsweekly, he is a frequent contributor to the National Catholic Reporter (NCR), where he covered the Boston archdiocese clerical sex abuse scandal. He also contributes to Press Pass Q, the on-line trade publication for gay media professionals. Locally, he contributes to Boston Spirit gay and lesbian glossy life-style magazine.
For mainstream audiences, he has provided gay-themed commentary to the Boston Globe, Boston Herald, Harvard Business Review (co-author), Dallas Morning News, New York Daily News, Philadelphia Inquirer, San Francisco Chronicle, and Washington Post, among others.