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

Raney Aronson-Rath

Editor in Chief, Executive Producer, "Frontline," PBS

Sally Buzbee

Executive Editor, The Washington Post

Sewell Chan

Editor in Chief, The Texas Tribune

Audie Cornish

Anchor and Correspondent, CNN

Matt Murray

Consultant, News Corp

Lydia Polgreen

Lydia Polgreen

Opinion Columnist, The New York Times

María Elena Salinas

María Elena Salinas

Contributor, ABC News

Bret Stephens

Bret Stephens

Opinion Columnist, The New York Times

Kara Swisher

Kara Swisher

Host and co-host, New York magazine


Molly Ball

National Political Correspondent, Time

Stella M. Chávez

Immigration & Demographics Reporter, KERA Public Radio (Dallas)

Chris Davis

Chris Davis

Deputy for the Local Investigative Reporting Fellowship, The New York Times

David Greene

David Greene

Co-founder, Fearless Media and Host, "Left, Right & Center" KCRW (Los Angeles)

Stephen Henderson

Stephen Henderson

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

Shirley Leung Livingston Awards judge

Shirley Leung

Columnist and associate editor, The Boston Globe

Amna Nawaz

Co-Anchor, PBS NewsHour