Joanna Connors specializes in narrative features for The Plain Dealer of Cleveland. She came to the paper in 1983 to be the theater critic, and has been the paper’s Arts and Entertainment Editor, the film critic and a columnist.
Connors got her start in journalism on the copy desk of the Minneapolis Star, and within a year, she was a feature writer for the paper, and soon was promoted to film critic. Connors has written for Glamour, Seventeen, Redbook, and React magazines, and contributed an essay to the anthology “Superman at 50!” She has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Minnesota, where she also worked at the Minnesota Daily. She lives in Shaker Heights, Ohio, and has two children, Daniel and Zoe.