Leona Allen is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist who has spent 30 years as a reporter, editor and newsroom manager. She’s reported on subjects that include education, criminal justice, local government and state government. She started at The Dallas Morning News in 1994. Before becoming an editorial writer, she served as statehouse bureau chief, suburban editor, general assignments editor, night city editor, deputy metro editor, assistant managing editor and deputy managing editor in her career. While at the Akron Beacon Journal, she was part of the reporting team that won the 1994 Pulitzer for public service journalism for its yearlong examination of race relations in Akron. The Dallas native is a graduate of the University of North Texas.