Nancy Cleeland is director of public affairs at the National Labor Relations Board. Before joining NLRB, Cleeland was a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist at the Los Angeles Times and covered major labor disputes and economic issues. Prior to being a labor reporter, Cleeland worked at the LA Times’ Orange County edition as a metro reporter specializing in Latino affairs.
After graduating in 1977 from the University of Arizona, Tucson with a journalism degree, Cleeland worked as a staff writer at The Associated Press. Other journalism-related jobs thereafter include reporter for the Blade-Tribune in Oceanside, Calif.; outdoor writer for the San Diego Tribune; feature writer for the San Diego Union; Mexico City correspondent at Copley News Service; and national correspondent for the San Diego Union-Tribune.