435 N. Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL
Trine Tsouderos
Science and medical reporter, investigations
My Role

Science and medicine, investigations
My Biography

Trine Tsouderos is an award-winning science and medical investigative reporter at the Chicago Tribune with 17 years of experience.

Tsouderos joined the Tribune in 2003 and has been writing about science and medicine since 2009. She has also written features for the paper, and covered suburban planning.

Before joining the Tribune, Tsouderos wrote for People magazine, The Tennessean newspaper in Nashville and The Wilson Daily Times in Wilson, N.C., where she started her professional career in 1995 as the paper's health reporter and religion editor.

Her work has earned state and national recognition.

In 2012, she won a second place, beat reporting, from the Association of Health Care Journalists.

In 2011, she and colleague Patricia Callahan won the Sarah Brown Boyden Award from the Chicago Journalists Association for their reporting on alternative medicine.

In 2010, a series of stories she wrote with Callahan on alternative treatments for autism won two national journalism awards: First Place in the Association of Healthcare Journalists' Awards for Excellence in Health Care Journalism and Honorable Mention, Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism.

In 2007, she won an Honorable Mention from the American Association of Sunday and Features Editors contest.

Tsouderos, 40, graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a B.A. in International Studies.

She speaks rusty Russian, French, Spanish and a little Norwegian.

She is married to Jon Yates, who writes the What's Your Problem column for the Tribune. Yates is also author of What's Your Problem?: Cut Through Red Tape, Challenge the System, and Get Your Money Back, available at bookstores and barnesandnoble.com and Amazon.com.

Tsouderos and Yates live outside Chicago and have two children and a big dog.

Curious how to pronounce Trine Tsouderos? No, the name is not a typo. It's Norwegian (first name) and Greek (last) and it is pronounced TREE-na soo-DARE-ose.
My Interests

Traveling, reading, art, languages, chess, science, viruses (thinking about them, not catching them), cooking, big waves and big wave surfing.