Debra Adams Simmons

About Debra Adams Simmons

Debra Adams Simmons

Veteran journalist Debra Adams Simmons is a contributing editor and media consultant for several news organizations and foundations. Her current work includes identifying scalable journalism innovations for news investors. She previously served as vice president of news development at Advance Local, the parent company of a group of metro news organizations, where she worked to develop new audiences, staff, and content. She formerly was editor and managing editor of The Plain Dealer in Cleveland and the Akron Beacon Journal. She is a past president of the Associated Press Media Editors Association.

Rethinking the White House Beat

By Features April 25, 2017

Frederik Obermaier and Bastian Obermayer, reporters on one of 2016’s most important news stories, the Panama Papers, recently issued a challenge in an essay published in The Guardian to their American colleagues covering President Donald Trump: … Read more

Debra Adams Simmons

By Diversity September 11, 2014

Related Article Where Are the Women? Why we need more female newsroom leadersPLUS Read more stories from prominent female leaders I had women who nurtured my career and helped me grow as a newsroom leader. Read more