AUDREY COOPER

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Audrey Cooper is the editor in chief of the San Francisco Chronicle, the first woman to fill the role in the company’s 154-year history. Since she was named editor, the Chronicle has been named the best large newspaper in California by the state’s leading news association. And under her leadership, the Chronicle has won nearly every major national journalism prize, including more than a dozen Emmy awards. Audrey has transformed the Chronicle into one of the country’s most innovative media outlets. San Francisco magazine has named Audrey one of the city’s most powerful women. Editor and Publisher magazine named her one of the world’s “Top 10 Women to Watch” and Advertising Age named her one of their “Top 40 under 40.” A native of the Kansas City area, Audrey graduated magna cum laude from Boston University, which has honored her as a distinguished alumna.