Adrian Ashford

Adrian Ashford covers faith and religion in North Texas for The Dallas Morning News. Prior to joining The Dallas Morning News, Adrian worked as a co-op for The Boston Globe and interned with Washington Monthly, The Delaware News Journal, and Philadelphia Magazine. Adrian majored in Social Studies at Harvard University and wrote a senior thesis on religious liberty and evolving interpretations of the First Amendment. He also served as an executive editor, Arts Chair, and magazine staff writer for his student newspaper, The Harvard Crimson. In 2023, Adrian was named a finalist for the Society of Professional Journalists’ cultural criticism award for his arts criticism at The Boston Globe. Outside of work, Adrian loves dancing, camping, and getting lost in a good TV show.

The Dallas Morning News

Founded in 1885, the Dallas Morning News is Texas’ leading news organization and is the winner of nine Pulitzer Prizes. It has one of the largest newsrooms in the Southwest. In 2015, the DMN was in the first group of news organizations to go through a digital transformation initiative known as Table Stakes, launched by the Knight Foundation and Temple University. Since then, the DMN has been a leader in digital innovation among local news organizations. The News’ mission is “making our communities stronger and more prosperous through quality journalism and innovative marketing solutions.”