Green Festival Speakers

Amy Austin


Amy Austin, is the Publisher of Washington City Paper, an influential and award-winning alternative news media company in Washington DC.

Amy was named publisher in 2001. She is passionate about City Paper's reputation as one of the finest journalistic outlets for alternative media in the country and it's extraordinary ability to serve local advertisers as their marketing solution. Prior to her role as publisher Amy served as General Manager for Washington City Paper for 10 years and oversaw sales and operations. She is Chairman Emeritus for The Theatre Lab, helping to build it into the largest school in Washington DC for the training and teaching of Theatrical Arts to professionals, students, and under-served communities. She also serves on the development committee for the Capitol City Public Charter School which President Obama called "an example of how all our schools should be.” She is married to Deirdre Joy, a scientist for NIH. They live in the Mount Pleasant neighborhood in DC with their three young children.