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- Lynn Sweet is an American journalist. She is well-known as the Bureau Chief for the Chicago Sun-Times in Washington, D. C.
Personal Life : Family and Education
- Lynn Sweet was born on May 15, 1951, in Chicago, Illinois, to parents Ione Dorothy Sweet (née Dover, mother), an accountant, and Jason Sweet (father).
- She has a sister, Neesa Sweet.
- Lynn grew up in Chicago, a city she still loves. She only left it to move to Washington D. C., in 1993, where she still resides.
- She attended the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, where she initially intended to study a degree in English.
- Lynn then relocated to Berkeley, California, where she attended the University of California, Berkeley (UC Berkeley). Here, she earned an undergraduate degree in Political Science.
- Following her stints at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and UC Berkeley, Lynn attended Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism in Evanston, Illinois. She graduated in 1975 with a Master’s degree in Journalism.
Career, Income, Salary & Net worth :
- Lynn worked various retail jobs in Oakland, California, after graduating from UC Berkeley.
- After graduating with her Master’s degree from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism, Lynn started working for The Independent Register, a weekly newspaper located in Libertyville, Illinois. At the same time, she did freelance work for Time Magazine.
- Soon after that, Lynn slipped into the ranks of the Chicago Sun-Times as a General Assignment Reporter. She was thrust amid the gritty world of Chicago politics, covering the Daley Center courts, as well as the Cook County government.
- Upon moving to Washington, D. C., Lynn became the sole person embodying the Washington bureau of the Chicago Sun-Times.
- In 1995, she was one of the first to break stories on the level of access that then-President Bill Clinton’s White House allowed to those who donated generously to his campaign. This donor reward initiative was wielded by the Democratic National Committee.
- Sweet continues to be the Washington Bureau Chief for the Chicago Sun-Times, as well as a sought-after columnist.
Fun Facts, Height & Trivia :
- Lynn was advised to attend Medill School of Journalism by her close friend, Lenny. He also told her that she would be accepted, that she would get financial aid, and that she would have a job afterward. His predictions turned out to be absolutely true! In 2006, she even became part of the Medill Hall of Achievement.
- Sweet is a member of the Gridiron Club and Foundation in Washington D. C. a prestigious and distinguished journalistic organization.
- She took her sister Neesa along to one of the last events hosted by then-President Obama during Christmastime 2016.
- Lynn was also one of the journalists who accompanied Former President Barack Obama on his trip to Kenya in 2006.
- She is a sought-after contributor on many news shows and has frequently appeared on MSNBC.
- She is also part of the Journalism and Women Symposium.