Tim Swarens is deputy opinion editor for USA TODAY. He previously worked as an editor and writer for The Indianapolis Star and Miami Herald. Swarens was the editor or writer on projects that won national awards from Sigma Delta Chi, National Headliners, Scripps Howard, American Society of Newspaper Editors and Robert F. Kennedy Excellence in Journalism. He also is the 2016 recipient of the Eugene C. Pulliam Fellowship for Editorial Writing. His commentary has been published in the Wall Street Journal, Arizona Republic, Detroit Free-Press, Seattle Times and USA TODAY. He has appeared on CNN, Fox News, MSNBC and the BBC.
Swarens is a graduate of Indiana University and Vincennes University with degrees in journalism. He and his wife live in Indianapolis.