Sewell Chan

Editor in Chief, The Texas Tribune

Sewell Chan

Editor in Chief, The Texas Tribune
FILMMAKER DISCUSSION [WATCH ON YOUTUBE]:
ABOUT SEWELL CHAN:

Sewell Chan joined The Texas Tribune as editor in chief in October 2021. Previously he was a deputy managing editor and then the editorial page editor at the Los Angeles Times, where he oversaw coverage that was awarded a Pulitzer Prize for editorial writing in 2021. Chan worked at the New York Times from 2004 to 2018, as a metro reporter, Washington correspondent, deputy Op-Ed editor and international news editor. He began his career as a local reporter at the Washington Post in 2000. A child of immigrants, Chan was the first in his family to graduate from college. He has a degree in social studies from Harvard and a master's in political science from Oxford, where he studied on a British Marshall scholarship. He is a member of PEN America, the Council on Foreign Relations and numerous journalism organizations.

ABOUT THE THIEF COLLECTOR:

In 1985, Willem de Kooning’s “Woman-Ochre,” one of the most valuable paintings of the 20th century, vanished into the Arizona desert after being cut from its frame at the University of Arizona Museum of Art. 32 years later, the $160 million painting was found hanging in the home of Jerry and Rita Alter in rural New Mexico. The Thief Collector takes a deep look at how, and why, this mild-mannered couple pulled off one of the greatest art heists of a generation, exploring the complicated dynamics of family, the contours of criminality, and just how far people will go to weave their own grandiose narratives.

Saturday, March 12, 2022 Speakers Innovators
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Studio Portrait of Sewell Chan

WONDER HOUSE @ SXSW 2022 Talk:

The Thief Collector: Chat with director Allison Otto, producer Caryn Capotosto and Texas Tribune Editor-in-Chief Sewell Chan

Saturday, March 12, 7 p.m.
Surround Stage