Cristi Hegranes is the CEO of Global Press and the Publisher of Global Press Journal. Cristi founded Global Press in 2006 to create a new form of ethical, accurate global news. Her values-driven approach to journalism prioritizes dignity, diversity and transparency.
Cristi leads the business side of the organization, which is committed to keeping editorial processes 100 percent independent. Cristi is an expert in local journalist security. She created the industry-leading Global Press Duty of Care program to provide for the physical, emotional, digital and legal security of its journalists.
She has a Master’s degree in journalism from New York University and a Bachelor’s degree from Loyola Marymount University. Cristi was the Social Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Stanford University in 2017.
She is the recipient of the Society of Professional Journalists Journalism Innovation Prize, the Grinnell College Young Innovator for Social Justice Prize, the Jefferson Award for Public Service and the Ida B. Wells Award for Bravery in Journalism. She became an Ashoka Fellow in 2012.Cristi lives in Washington D.C. with her mischievous English Bulldog, Louise.