Mary Cullen

While working towards a master’s degree in Public Affairs Reporting at the University of Illinois in Springfield I am also a Statehouse political reporter for NPR Illinois/Illinois Issues.

I received my undergraduate degree in News Editorial Journalism from Illinois State University. Following my graduation I began an internship with the Chicago Sun-Times. Working with the Editorial Board, I was able to publish and assist on a handful of pieces before leaving for graduate school. A select few of these pieces are available on this site.

In my undergrad I served as the News Editor and Editorial Board Member of the school newspaper my senior year. I also held leadership positions within the School of Communication where I refined my journalism and public relations skills.