Chalkbeat appoints Wall as senior reporter on the national team

Patrick Wall

Patrick Wall will join Chalkbeat’s national team as a senior reporter.

He begins next month. For the past 4 years, he was a senior reporter in Newark, where he launched the newsroom’s first New Jersey bureau.

There, he also covered public education. Before that, he served as interim New York bureau chief.

Wall previously worked at Chalkbeat from October 2013 to August 2016 covering the New York City public school system after which he joined Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism as a Spencer fellow.

In addition, he worked at DNAinfo, where he launched his local news coverage in the South Bronx. He also wrote for various outlets, including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Crain’s New York Business and City Limits.

He has also interned at The New York Times and The Christian Science Monitor.

Wall has a BA from Notre Dame University and an MA from City University of New York.

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