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Michael Lev
Editorial Board member
My Role

I'm a member of the Chicago Tribune Editorial Board, the newspaper's voice and conscience. I write editorials and collaborate with colleagues to help establish our positions on local, national and international issues. I write a lot on business, global affairs and culture.
My Biography

I joined the Editorial Board in 2014. Previously I spent nine years as a business editor at the Tribune, first as the deputy and then as the associate managing editor/business. For about a decade before that, from 1996-2005, I was a Tribune foreign correspondent, based first in Tokyo and then Beijing. As one of two correspondents in Asia for the Tribune, I wrote from more than 20 countries in the region, from Vietnam to North Korea. In the wake of Sept. 11, I covered the war on terrorism in Afghanistan and Pakistan, including the fighting and search for Osama bin Laden at Tora Bora. Before joining the foreign staff, I was a metro reporter for the Tribune in Chicago. Previously, I contributed to The New York Times as a full-time freelance reporter in the newspaper's Los Angeles bureau, writing about business and national news. I have a journalism degree from Northwestern University.