Maura Walz is Chalkbeat's deputy managing editor. She was formerly the bureau chief of Chalkbeat Colorado. She previously covered public education for the Southern Education Desk and Georgia Public Broadcasting, and reported on New York City public schools for Chalkbeat New York (then GothamSchools). In addition to her work in Georgia and New York, Walz has written about education issues around the country for NBCNews.com and the Carnegie-Knight online journalism initiative News21. She is a graduate of the University of Chicago and Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism.