The Journalists
Bonnie E. Stewart

Bonnie E. Stewart

Project Editor

Assistant Professor Bonnie Stewart spent 20 years writing for newspapers before joining WVU in 2005. She has been nationally and regionally recognized for her reporting. In 2001, she earned a George Polk Award for metropolitan reporting and the National Society of Professional Journalists Award for public service for a series of stories called “Destined to Die.” The award-winning series uncovered the plight of unwanted dogs and cats in Indianapolis, the mismanagement of the city’s animal shelter and financial irregularities at the local humane society.

She came to WVU from The Press-Enterprise in Riverside, Calif., where she was an enterprise reporter. Prior to that, she was a projects reporter for The Indianapolis Star; an editorial writer and columnist for The Indianapolis News; and a copy editor for The Business Journal, Serving Greater Sacramento.

She coached young reporters for 10 years as part of the national Pulliam Journalism Fellowships in Indianapolis. She also taught composition courses and a journalism course at Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis.

Stewart earned her master’s in English from California State University in Sacramento and her bachelor’s from Marian College in Indianapolis.