Senior Program Associate, Public Square
Teresa Gorman is a senior program associate at Democracy Fund, an independent foundation working to ensure that our political system is able to withstand new challenges and deliver on its promise to the American people. The Public Square Program works to ensure that all people have access to the news and information they need to engage in civic life and use their voices without fear of being harassed, silenced or ignored. This includes the foundation’s efforts to support trustworthy local news and investigative reporting, more equitable newsrooms, press freedom, community engagement and digital spaces that advance democracy, not hate.
Teresa runs the Public Square’s press freedom and local ecosystem news funding portfolios, including support of local news ecosystems in North Carolina, New Jersey, Chicago, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Colorado. She serves on the advisory boards of the NC Local News Lab Fund, Colorado Media Project, and NJ Local News Lab Fund.
Teresa joined Democracy Fund in 2016. Previously, she spent her career working at the intersection of local-national collaboration, public media, and innovative digital transformation at the Association of Independents in Radio, NPR, and PBS NewsHour. She is a graduate of the journalism school at Boston University and currently resides in Syracuse, NY, with a lot of snow.