Rummana Hussain is an assistant metro editor at the Chicago Sun-Times. Before that, she was the newspaper's criminal courts reporter. She also had stint on the Sun-Times' editorial board and continues to writes personal columns on occasion. Previously, Rummana worked as a general assignment reporter and as an assistant to Sun-Times columnist Michael Sneed. Before coming to the Sun-Times, Rummana covered education and criminal courts for the Chicago Tribune and was assigned the crime, education and City Hall beats for the now defunct City News Bureau of Chicago. Rummana was named a Jefferson fellow by the Honolulu's East West Center and traveled to India and Pakistan as part of the program in 2006. She received a B.A. in Communications from Loyola University in Chicago and an M.S. in Journalism from Northwestern University. Rummana is a member of the South Asian Journalist Association. She also served on the board of the Chicago Headline Club, a chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, and the local chapter of the Asian-American Journalists Association. She is a current board member of the Silk Road Rising theater company that focuses on the Asian-American and Arab-American experience.