Lisa Gibbs


Lisa Gibbs is the Pulitzer Center's president and CEO. She joined the Center in 2024 from The Associated Press, where she was vice president of philanthropic development. At AP, Gibbs led a team responsible for creating innovative projects that strengthened independent journalism and services for the news industry with the support of private foundation funding.

Her work with partnerships and philanthropy followed a career as an award-winning business journalist. She was a reporter for Money magazine and executive business editor for The Miami Herald. She started at AP as its global business editor, leading a team of 60 journalists around the world.
Lisa is a former board member of SABEW, the association for business journalists, and co-founded the Xana Fund to support women business journalists interested in becoming industry leaders.

She lives in Brooklyn. She has bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of Miami and is a six-generation native of South Florida. Her ancestors farmed pineapples on Elliott Key and built ships to carry them north, somehow surviving hurricanes, mosquitoes and lack of air conditioning.

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