Lillian Mongeau Hughes is a news editor at OPB, overseeing health and justice coverage. Lillian started at OPB in 2022 after more than a decade covering public education for radio and print. Most recently, she was a senior editor and the Western Bureau Chief at The Hechinger Report, a nonprofit news magazine focused on education. Lillian’s work and work she edited has been honored several times by the Education Writer’s Association for being among the best education reporting in the country. In 2017, she was a Livingston Award finalist for her series on the state of public preschool in the United States. Her writing has appeared in The New York Times, USA Today, online for The Atlantic and on KQED, among many other local and national publications. Storytelling is Lillian’s passion, whether it be a crisp 100-word newscast, a lush 3,000-word feature or a choose-your-own-adventure video game explainer (she’s made two). The goal is always to ensure readers and listeners feel a little smarter at the end of the story and, whenever suitable, have had some fun along the way.