Caroline Beck

Caroline Beck covers K-12 education in Indianapolis, Indiana for the IndyStar, reporting on all 11 school districts in Marion County. Prior to joining the IndyStar, she covered the state legislature for Alabama Daily News, and also reported on education, prisons and parole boards, unemployment benefits and health care. Her interest in journalism began in college where she reported for the student-run paper, including covering a Ku Klux Klan rally and cutbacks in college staffing, then becoming the paper’s editor. She has interned for In These Times magazine in Chicago. A native of Speedway, a town on the west side of Indianapolis, Beck has attended the Indy 500 every year since 2016.


IndyStar, also known as The Indianapolis Star, is a daily paper that began publishing in 1903, and the only major daily in the city. This news organization serves the people of central Indiana, via print, mobile and online, and is part of the Gannett Co., the nation's largest newspaper chain. In 2021, the paper won the Pulitzer Prize for national reporting, and earlier investigative reporting earned the paper two Pulitzer Prizes.