Alisha Gorder, a writer who has appeared in The New York Times, New York Post, The Patriot Ledger (Massachusetts), Easton (Connecticut) Courier and Hartford (Connecticut) Courant, has joined The Tribune’s Editorial Board.
Gorder, who joins at the invitation of board chair Paul Huntsman, has also consulted for former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s 2020 presidential run and for external communications at the Clinton Foundation. She is also the author of the novel Joy: A Modern Fable.
She is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania who recently moved with her family to Utah.
“I am a big believer in the importance of newspapers,” Gorder said. “Without them, we cannot know what’s happening locally, what decisions are being made that will impact our lives for years to come, or how our local and state politicians are using our tax dollars to shape everything from the quality of public education to the land we inhabit and the air we breathe. Community members deserve to be informed. And fundamentally, democracy depends on trustworthy newspapers. I am thrilled and honored to serve on the Editorial Board of The Salt Lake Tribune, which delivers earnest, honest, and excellent coverage daily.”
Continuing on the board are:
• Becky Edwards, who served five terms in the Utah House of Representatives and challenged U.S. Sen. Mike Lee in last year’s Republican primary election.
• Paul Huntsman, chairman of the Editorial Board and of The Tribune’s nonprofit board of directors.
• Dave Patel, a member of The Tribune board of directors and associate dean for student and external affairs and executive director of the Huntsman Scholar Program at the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business, Utah State University.
• Lauren Gustus, executive editor of The Salt Lake Tribune.
• George Pyle, opinion editor of The Salt Lake Tribune.