Suzanne Cosgrove

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Senior Content Writer

Senior content writer Suzanne Cosgrove is a communications professional and former journalist who brings Purpose Brand clients a deep understanding of financial services and investor relations.

As director of corporate communications for Cboe Global Markets, Suzanne provided media relations and external communications expertise to the Chicago Board Options Exchange and its data and educational products, serving as the global exchange operator’s media contact for local, national, and international journalists.

Suzanne honed her reporting, editing and research skills as an editor and writer for the fast-paced wire services Knight-Ridder Financial News, Market News International and Reuters. She covered not only market direction and structure, but also banking, economics and central bank policy. Suzanne also served as a business editor at the Chicago Tribune, including a stint as its Sunday real estate editor. In addition to the Chicago Tribune, her freelance writing has appeared in CME Group’s online publication OpenMarkets, Dow Jones Newswires and The Wall Street Journal.

Most recently, Suzanne reported on banking and finance law for legal publisher Wolters Kluwer and contributed to a special report on money managers’ workplace policies and benefits for Pensions & Investments magazine. As deputy managing editor and writer for the online newsletter and media company John Lothian News, she extended her skillset to video and podcasting production.

Suzanne is an enthusiastic supporter of the education of future communications professionals. She was an adjunct professor of journalism at Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism for 10 years and is a board member of Journalism and Women Symposium (JAWS), a group dedicated to supporting the empowerment of women in journalism. She has a master’s degree in journalism from Northwestern and a bachelor’s degree in English and communications from Loyola University Chicago.

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  • Storytelling and truth telling
  • Dismantling all barriers to full inclusion
  • Innovative, well-crafted writing, from long-form journalism to contemporary poetry
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