Austin Berg | Senior Writer

Austin Berg is the Senior Writer for the Illinois Policy Institute.


Austin Berg is the Senior Writer for the Illinois Policy Institute. He works to tell the stories of Illinoisans across the state who are affected by public policy through compelling writing, photography and video.

His work has been featured in the Washington Post, Chicago Tribune and Chicago Sun-Times, and he has appeared on ABC 7 Chicago and WTTW. Austin was the writer of the documentary film “Madigan: Power. Privilege. Politics.

Prior to joining the Institute, Austin worked in television content development for WGBH in Boston, risk and execution at PEAK6 Investments in Chicago, and was a former intern at the Illinois Policy Institute.