Jane Healy has been editorial page editor of the Orlando Sentinel since March 2001. In this role, she is chairman of the Sentinel's 11-person Editorial Board and oversees the editorial page, the op-ed page and the Sunday Insight section.
Prior to that Healy was managing editor with responsibility for the day-to-day newsgathering operation of the newspaper. She held that position since December 1992.
Healy joined the Sentinel in 1973 and has held a number of editorial positions, including Associate Editor and government and political reporter.
She won the 1988 Pulitzer Prize for editorial writing for her series on mismanaged growth in Central Florida. She also won the 1988 Distinguished Service Award for editorial writing from the Society of Professional Journalists.
Healy started her career in 1971 as a copy clerk in the Washington, D.C. bureau of the New York Daily News. That same year, she earned a B.S. degree in journalism from the University of Maryland.
Healy is chair of the National Advisory Board for the Knight Center for Specialized Journalism. Healy also serves on the following boards: the University of Maryland Journalism Advisory Board, the FACS Journalism Advisory Board, the Committee for Education in Journalism and Mass Communications. She is a member of the American Society of Newspaper Editors.
She was awarded the Summit Award by the Central Florida Women's Resource center in 1985. In 1988, she won the Paul Hansell Award, given annually to a Florida journalist for outstanding professional performance. She also won three times first place in editorial writing in the Green Eyeshade Competition, sponsored by the Society of Professional Journalists.