Joanne Zuhl has a career in journalism, as a reporter and editor, that spans nearly three decades. From 2002 to 2021, she served as the editor of the nonprofit newspaper Street Roots. Prior to moving to Portland, she was the editorial editor for The Post-Crescent Newspaper in Appleton, Wisconsin. During her tenure with Street Roots, the newspaper evolved from being a monthly publication to an award-winning weekly, reaching an estimated 20,000 readers each week in print and online. She served as a board member of the former North American Street Newspaper Association, and board member and vice-chair of the International Network of Street Papers. She continues to be an avid supporter of independent nonprofit journalism.