Saundra Torry retired in January from USA TODAY’s editorial board, where she’d been writing for nearly 20 years. Torry was a member of the editorial board at USA Today, where she wrote about a wide range of topics, including air safety, homeland security, legal and consumer issues, terrorism, NSA surveillance, and Major League Baseball.
She joined the Steering Committee of the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press in 2000 and has thrice served on its Executive Committee.
Before joining USA TODAY in 1999, Torry was with The Washington Post for 20 years. She covered a number of beats, from state and federal courts to Congress to legal affairs. For seven years, she wrote the Post’s Lawyers Column.
She has received awards from The Associated Press, the Washington-Baltimore Newspaper Guild and the Scripps Howard Foundation.
Torry graduated from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University and during her senior year began writing for the Daily News in Chicago, a game preserve of political corruption for a young reporter.
When the Daily News folded, she joined The Washington Post.
Torry does volunteer work for animal rescue groups.
She lives in Leesburg, Va., with her husband, Jack, also a journalist, and their sheltie, Biscuit, and Siamese cat, Dante.