2015 Alumni Hall of Fame Honoree

Kristen Graham is a staff writer at the Philadelphia Inquirer. She’s covered subjects ranging from crime and politics to features since joining the newspaper after her Temple graduation. In 2012, she was part of a team that won the Pulitzer Prize Gold Medal for Public Service – journalism’s highest honor – for their investigative series on violence in Philadelphia’s public schools. The work spurred widespread changes in the way children were protected and crimes reported in city schools. Kristen has been recognized as “one of the most influential Philadelphians on Twitter”, and won a 2015┬áKiplinger Fellowship in Public Affairs Journalism. (She has also been named speed reading champion of Philadelphia, but that’s another story.) Kristen cut her teeth on newspapers during her Temple years, working as an editor of the Temple News while juggling internships and freelance assignments and maintaining a 4.0 GPA. Her┬ábest assignments are being married to Garrick Goh and parenting 2-year-old Kieran.