Julian Emerson


Eau Claire Leader-Telegram

Panel moderator Julian Emerson has worked as a newspaper reporter and editor for the past 25 years, most of that time at the Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. During that time he has written about many topics, including poverty and homelessness.
His stories on an array of poverty-related topics have won multiple state and national awards.

A series depicting homelessness that appeared in the Leader-Telegram in 2014 helped the newspaper garner "Newspaper of the Year" honors awarded by the Wisconsin Newspaper Association, and led to numerous efforts to better address the needs of homeless people in Eau Claire.


We thank The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for their generous support of this initiative and the Pulitzer Prizes for their partnership.