Frank Main

Criminal Justice Reporter

Chicago Sun-Times

Frank Main is a criminal-justice reporter for the Chicago Sun-Times. He began his newspaper career in Tulsa, Oklahoma and worked in Louisiana and Kentucky, covering local politics and crime. He reported on Hurricanes Andrew and Katrina along with the Bosnia conflict and first Gulf War and the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks in New York. In 2011, he, another reporter and a photographer won a Pulitzer Prize for their coverage of a ‘no-snitch code’ among crime victims. For that project, he spent six months embedded with Chicago police homicide detectives, which deepened his understanding of how the police work. Main is a graduate of Emory University and Northwestern University’s graduate journalism program. He teaches journalism at Loyola University.