3755 Richmond Ave.
Houston, Texas 77046
March 7, 2024
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Rotarians and guests are cordially invited to hear Kelly Ann Scott, newly selected Editor-in-Chief of the Houston Chronicle.

The Houston Chronicle has been named Texas’ Newsroom of the Year, for 2022, marking the fifth consecutive year the newspaper has been honored as best in the state by Texas Managing Editors.

The Chronicle staff has won 27 awards across a variety of categories. Additionally, the Chronicle has been awarded two Pulitzer Prizes, most recently in 2022, in editorial writing for a series on voter suppression in Texas and was named a 2023 Pulitzer Prize finalist for a series of editorials about the Uvalde School massacre.

The Houston Chronicle, founded in 1901, acquired by Hearst in 1987, is part of a conglomerate that publishes 24 daily, 52 weekly newspapers, (San Francisco Chronicle, San Antonio Express-News), as well as cable tv networks (A&E, History channel, Lifetime and ESPN), 35 TV stations,

The Rotary Club of Houston, a 112-year-old institution in Houston, is proud to introduce and welcome Kelly Ann Scott to the Houston community.

Thank you, Kathy Fenninger, Co-Chair, Program Committee, for inviting our distinguished speaker to the RCH meeting.

Joe Colangelo
Program Committee


Kelly Ann Scott became the Executive Editor of the Houston Chronicle in September 2023.

From their official announcement: She was previously with “Alabama Media Group, part of Advance Local, where she served as editor-in-chief and vice president of content, leading a team of more than 120 journalists. There, she oversaw the state's largest digital news site,, and launched several new initiatives, including The Lede, a daily e-edition curated for subscribers in Mobile, Huntsville and Birmingham; the Alabama Education Lab, the state’s first philanthropy-funded journalism initiative; and Reckon, a digital news startup focused on younger readers and those left out of traditional media that has 26 journalists reporting from 15 states.

Under Scott’s leadership, won the 2023 Pulitzer Prize in local reporting and commentary. The New York Times described the two wins in one year as an “astounding feat” for a local news organization. Her team also won the 2022 George Polk Award for local reporting and the 2023 Hillman Prize. In 2021, Reckon won a national Murrow Award for best podcast and won the Pulitzer Prize in national reporting.”