Pulitzer Prize winner Leona Allen is deputy publisher of The Dallas Morning News. During her nearly 26 years at the newspaper, she has served as deputy managing editor for local news, assistant managing editor, night city editor, suburban editor, and deputy metro editor. Throughout her career, she has focused on diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives. Allen previously worked as an editor and reporter at The Dallas Times Herald and the Akron Beacon Journal. While in Akron, she was part of the reporting team that won the Pulitzer Prize for public service for a yearlong series on race relations in that city.