Hugh manages the Foundation’s Journalism grant-making program, which supports high-quality reporting projects about public policy issues affecting the Great Lakes region. An experienced storyteller, editor and media manager, he also directs editorial projects as part of Joyce’s communications team.
Hugh previously worked as an editor and correspondent at the Chicago Tribune, then as the Chicago-based news editor for the Associated Press, and later as a deputy national editor at NPR. For the Tribune, he lived in Jerusalem, Johannesburg, Mexico City and Los Angeles, traveling extensively to chronicle conflict and peace, poverty and development, cultural divides and migration.
Prior to joining Joyce, Dellios was editor of the award-winning Crain’s Forum, a mission-driven, monthly journalism project exploring issues and solutions critical to Chicago and its region, including gun violence prevention, job creation, equitable education, and clean water access. He also operated his own media company, focused on storytelling and project management for foundations and others.
Dellios has a degree in history from Lawrence University and has taught international reporting at DePaul University. He is a native of Waukesha, Wisconsin.
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