Each year the Livingston Award finalists and winners are selected by some of the most esteemed journalists in the world. Our judges are tasked with reviewing hundreds of stories in every format from journalists across the country. In the end, they must select just one winner in each category.

Meet the Livingston Award judges, accomplished leaders recognizing the extraordinary journalism of those who come next. 


Raney Aronson-Rath

Editor in Chief, Executive Producer, FRONTLINE

Sally Buzbee

Former Executive Editor, The Washington Post

Sewell Chan

Editor-in-Chief, The Texas Tribune

Audie Cornish

Anchor and Correspondent, CNN

Matt Murray

Executive Editor, The Washington Post

Lydia Polgreen

Lydia Polgreen

Opinion Columnist, The New York Times

María Elena Salinas

María Elena Salinas

Contributor, ABC News

Bret Stephens

Opinion Columnist, The New York Times

Kara Swisher

Host and co-host, New York magazine


Molly Ball

Senior Political Correspondent, The Wall Street Journal

Meghna Chakrabarti

Host and Editor, "On Point" WBUR

Stella M. Chávez

Investigative Reporter, The Texas Newsroom

Adam Ganucheau

Editor in Chief, Mississippi Today

David Greene

Co-founder, Fearless Media and Host

Stephen Henderson

Executive Editor, BridgeDetroit and Host, WDET, public radio Detroit and DPTV, Detroit Public Television

Amna Nawaz

Co-Anchor, PBS NewsHour