Susan Carroll is a senior editor for the Local Reporting Network. She helps oversee a team of local and regional reporters to help guide and elevate investigative projects, working collaboratively with the editors in their home newsrooms and within ProPublica.
Carroll was previously the senior editor for investigations at the Houston Chronicle, where she guided a team of nearly a dozen reporters to investigate Texas’ failure to adequately prepare for the COVID-19 pandemic. As a reporter, she investigated the abuses of unaccompanied children in federal immigration detention, the missed warnings before Hurricane Harvey and the mismanagement of the state’s $44 billion public school endowment. Her work with colleagues at the Chronicle resulted in changes in state law and federal policy, as well as congressional inquiries. Before joining the Chronicle, Carroll was a reporter at the Arizona Republic, where she covered the U.S.-Mexico border for several years.
Carroll has won dozens of journalism awards, including being part of a team at the Chronicle named as finalists for the Pulitzer Prize. She and her colleagues also have received top honors from the National Press Foundation and Investigative Reporters and Editors, as well as a National Headliner Award.