Cindy Skrzycki

Cindy Skrzycki, for nearly two decades a staff writer for The Washington Post, is a full-time senior lecturer in the English Department at the University of Pittsburgh and a prominent free-lance writer.

Ms. Skrzycki was awarded the Chancellor’s Prize in 2017 for excellence in teaching. Five years earlier, she earned the David and Tina Bellet Teaching Prize as recognition of her excellence in the Pitt classroom. She has been a visiting lecturer across the United States, at institutions such as the University of Notre Dame, Dartmouth College, Northeastern University, the University of Illinois, and the University of Mississippi.

She was on staff at the Washington Post for 18 years, covering federal regulatory issues, management, and technology. She has a special expertise in the business of federal regulation and lobbying and wrote a weekly column called "The Regulators" for more than a decade.

Before joining The Washington Post, she was an associate business editor at U.S. News & World Report, specializing in transportation issues, and a Washington correspondent for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, where she covered the gamut of business topics. She also worked in the Washington bureau of the Fairchild News Service, covering the steel industry, and was a business writer for The Buffalo News.

She has in recent years been a regular contributor to the opinion pages of The Forward, the legendary Jewish newspaper, and was a correspondent for Global Post, an online news service. She also was for many years a regular business columnist for Bloomberg News, a worldwide financial news service, and served as a consultant to another Bloomberg publication called BGov.

Born in Buffalo, N.Y., she is an honors graduate of Canisius College, where she was editor of the student newspaper, The Griffin, and a member of the DiGamma Honor Society. She is a former, two-term member of the board of trustees of Canisius College. She also holds a master's degree in public affairs and journalism from the American University, Washington, D.C. She is the author of a book called "The Regulators: The Anonymous Power Brokers Who Shape Your Life." She is a member of the board of directors of the Three Rivers Youth Orchestra in Pittsburgh and a former member of the Pitt News Advisory Board.

Since 2021: Writing workshop

Course taught 2019/20:

Core Policy Course: Information and Media Literacy for Public Policy


MA, American University (Journalism and Public policy)

BA, Canisius College (English)


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