Monica Guzman

President & CEO,
Urban League

Monica is the co-founder of The Evergrey, the essential newsletter for Seattleites who want to make the most of their city, and Vice President of Local at WhereBy.Us, helping a team of entrepreneurial journalists help locals in five cities “live like you live here.” She is a former columnist at The Seattle Times, GeekWire, The Daily Beast and The Columbia Journalism Review.

Monica studied how to connect journalists and the public as a 2016 Nieman Fellow at Harvard University, and studied political and social divisions as a 2019 Henry M. Jackson Leadership Fellow. She is the author of the influential 2016 API strategy study "The best ways to build audience and relevance by listening to and engaging your audience,” served as vice-chair of the Society of Professional Journalists Ethics Committee, and was as a juror for the 2013 and 2014 Pulitzer Prizes.

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