Wendy Wallace

Director of Advancement
Poynter Institute

Wendy Wallace is Poynter's Grants Manager and is a member of the Poynter faculty. She was editor of her high school and college newspapers and worked as a reporter or copy editor at The Washington Post, Milwaukee Journal and St. Petersburg Times (now Tampa Bay Times). At the Times, she covered general assignment, police, schools and business, then worked in circulation marketing, finance and eventually as internal services director, similar to marketing director. Wendy became the high school program director at Poynter in 2004, organizing workshops for high school students and teaching at high school journalism conventions across the country. She helped launch Poynter's revitalized journalism entrepreneurship program in 2010 and in 2015-16 is project manager for reimagining News University (www.NewsU.org), Poynter's e-learning division. She dedicates most of her time at Poynter to writing grants and maintaining relationships with foundations.