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Dhanya Addanki

Executive Editor

Dhanya Addanki is an editor, journalist and oral historian. Her previous editorial work focused on human rights and religion journalism. Dhanya is the managing editor at The American Independent.

Emma Roller

Managing Editor

Emma Roller is a writer and editor whose work has appeared in The New York Times, The Atlantic, HuffPost, Jezebel, Teen Vogue, Slate and In These Times, among other places. She lives in Milwaukee, the frozen custard capital of the world.

Oliver Willis

Senior Reporter

Former research fellow at Media Matters for America who has been blogging about politics since 2001.

Emily Singer

Senior Reporter

Emily C. Singer is a political reporter based in New York. She’s covered campaigns and elections for years, including at Roll Call, Mashable and Mic.

Josh Israel

Senior Reporter

Former senior investigative reporter at ThinkProgress and former head of money-in-politics reporting at the Center for Public Integrity.

Rebekah Sager

Reproductive Rights Reporter

Rebekah Sager is an award-winning journalist with work published in The Washington Post, The Hollywood Reporter, Playboy, VICE, Cosmopolitan, The Los Angeles Times, AARP, and more. In September 2022, Sager was awarded the Rosalynn Carter Fellowship in Mental Health Journalism.

Will Fritz

Education Reporter

Will Fritz is a journalist based in New York City. He previously covered politics and government, crime and courts, education, cannabis and a lot more for publications in Southern California and New York.

Alyssa Burr

Michigan Reporter

Michigan native whose journalistic background includes working for The New York Times and MLive. She covers politics and other legislative issues in her home state.

Anna Gustafson

Pennsylvania Reporter

Olivia Herken

Wisconsin Reporter

Olivia Herken is a Wisconsin native and grew up in La Farge before getting her degree in journalism from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She previously covered K-12 education at the Wisconsin State Journal and politics and local government at the La Crosse Tribune.

Daniel Camacho

Senior Editor

Ethan Edward Coston

Associate Editor

Ethan is a journalist based out of San Diego, CA. He previously covered politics and disinformation for Spotlight PA and higher education as a fellow at CalMatters. He graduated from UC San Diego in 2020.

Jessie Standafer

Digital Director

Digital strategist and content producer. Formerly Cabán for Queens and Maine Democratic Party. Creator of #PeoplePowered, used by progressive campaigns nationwide.

Eli Skelly

Digital Manager

Digital strategist and designer, formerly non-profit educator and counselor.

Jesse Valentine

Newsletter Writer

Alice Visocchi

Outreach Director

Former campaign manager. Former researcher.

Cat Warner

Operations Manager