Assistant Business Editor, The Dallas Morning News
Rebuilding trust with local audiences through digital strategy and engagement Judge
Arnessa M. Garrett is an assistant business editor for technology, health care and retail coverage at The Dallas Morning News. She began her career at The Times-Picayune in New Orleans before becoming a copy editor for The Boston Globe in 1993. After a stint as a freelance writer and editor in New York, she returned to her hometown paper, The Daily Advertiser in Lafayette, working as assistant metro editor, business editor and senior editor before moving to The Dallas Morning News. While in Louisiana, she helped oversee coverage of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, and edited “The Days After,” a year-long look into domestic violence prosecutions in Lafayette that won the 2006 Dart Award for Coverage of Victims of Violence. In Dallas, she edited the series “How the Texas Testing Bubble Popped,” which won the 2014 Education Writers Association award for national reporting. Garrett holds a bachelor of arts in history from Tulane University and studied economics at the Paris Institute of Political Studies in France.