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Marla Krause

  • Senior Professional Lecturer
  • ​​​MA​​ (University of Chicago)​​​
  • Journalism; Sports Communication
  • (312) 362-7644
  • ​​​​​​​​14 E. Jackson Blvd., Room 1127​

Marla Krause teaches journalism and serves as faculty advisor for the award-winning student newspaper, The DePaulia, and its website,

Born and raised in Chicago, Krause spent her professional journalism career at the Chicago Tribune where she was the first woman in the sports department. Krause worked as the sports news editor before moving over to become the front page editor for the afternoon edition of the Tribune. While in that position, she oversaw breaking news stories such as the Challenger Shuttle explosion and the death of Chicago Mayor Harold Washington.

Krause also worked in features as the associate editor of the Sunday Magazine and as editor of the "WomanNews" section, which won a Herman Kogan award for coverage of the Illinois foster care system.

Krause earned an MA in Social Sciences from the University of Chicago, and a BS in Communications from the University of Illinois. She belongs to the Society of Professional Journalists, the Society of Newspaper Design, and the Illinois College Press Association.


College of Communication Excellence in Teaching Award for Term Faculty (2014)


"The DePaulia: Substance, from Front to Back" (DePaul Distinctions)