Teresa Albano


Teresa Albano is a freelance writer and lifelong activist who loves to swim. Born and raised in the Chicago, Teresa’s first political campaign experience was in 1983 volunteering for Harold Washington in his successful run for mayor. After moving to the Bronx, N.Y., in 1988, she worked as a youth and community organizer, journalist, communications director and mother of two terrific kids. She joined the staff of People’s World newspaper in 2000 and became its first woman editor-in-chief, 2003-2010, leading the transition from weekly print newspaper to daily news website and establishing the publication's social media presence. She has covered political, labor and social justice issues, traveling throughout the U.S. and abroad, including India, Cuba, Angola, Italy, and to Paris to cover the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference. An award-winning journalist, Teresa has been honored for her writing by International Labor Communications Association, National Federation of Press Women and Illinois Woman’s Press Association.

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