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Staff

Paul Abowd

Video Producer

Paul Abowd is a journalist and filmmaker based in Washington, D.C. 

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Sam Biddle

Technology Reporter

Sam Biddle is a reporter focusing on malfeasance and misused power in technology. 

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David Bralow

Senior Vice President, Law at First Look Institute

David Bralow is a media law lawyer and educator located in New York. 

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Rodrigo Brandão

Senior Director, Communications and Strategy

Rodrigo Brandão is a communications professional and media strategist based in New York City. 

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Alleen Brown

Reporter

Alleen Brown is New York-based reporter, focused on environmental justice issues. 

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Soohee Cho

Designer

Soohee Cho is a graphic designer based in New York and originally from South Korea. 

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Matthew Cole

National Security Reporter

Matthew Cole is an investigative journalist covering national security and U.S. involvement in foreign conflicts. 

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Thomas Crowley

Senior Coordinator, Operations & Events, First Look Institute

Thomas Crowley leads operations for The Intercept’s membership program and is based in New York. 

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Ryan Devereaux

Reporter

Ryan Devereaux is an investigative journalist covering criminal justice, immigration enforcement and national security. 

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Jack D’Isidoro

Lead Producer, Intercepted

Jack D’Isidoro is an audio producer based in Brooklyn. 

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Alex Emmons

Reporter

Alex Emmons is a national security reporter based in Washington. 

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Lee Fang

Investigative Reporter

Lee Fang is a journalist with a long-standing interest in how public policy is influenced by organized interest groups and money. 

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Lauren Feeney

Director, Video Production

Lauren Feeney is a video journalist whose reporting has focused on poverty and human rights in the U.S. and abroad. 

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Laura Flynn

Supervising Producer, TI Podcasts

Laura Flynn is an audio producer and reporter. 

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Vanessa Gezari

National Security Editor

Vanessa Gezari is an editor and writer based in New York. 

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Ali Gharib

Senior News Editor

Ali Gharib is a Brooklyn-based journalist. 

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Ryan Grim

D.C. Bureau Chief

Ryan Grim is an editor based in Washington whose work has focused on influence and corruption. 

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Akil Harris

Senior Research Engineer, First Look Institute

Akil Harris is a senior research engineer at First Look Media. 

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Maia Hibbett

Associate Editor

Maia Hibbett is an editor and writer based in Brooklyn. 

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Roger Hodge

Deputy Editor

Roger D. Hodge is an editor and writer based in New York City. 

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Philipp Hubert

Creative Director

Philipp Hubert is a graphic designer who has worked with a global client base on publishing, arts, and culture products. 

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Murtaza Hussain

Reporter

Murtaza Hussain is a national security reporter. 

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Mara Hvistendahl

Investigative Reporter

Mara Hvistendahl is a journalist focused on national security, technology, and China. 

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Andrea Jones

Senior Editor

Andrea Jones is an editor focused on criminal justice, immigration, and the environment. 

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Ken Klippenstein

Investigative Reporter

Ken Klippenstein is a D.C.-based investigative reporter focusing on national security. 

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Rashmee Kumar

Deputy Managing Editor

Rashmee Kumar is a journalist based in New York. 

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Akela Lacy

Politics Reporter

Akela Lacy is a journalist based in New York. 

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Micah Lee

Director of Information Security

Micah Lee is a technologist with a focus on operational security, source protection, privacy, and cryptography. 

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Sharon Lerner

Investigative Reporter

Sharon Lerner is an investigative reporter based in New York City, focusing on health and the environment. 

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Peter Maass

Senior Editor

Peter Maass has written about war, media, and national security for a variety of outlets. 

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Miroslav Macala

Manager, Strategic Operations

Miroslav Macala is a New York-based manager focusing on strategic business operations, originally from the Czech Republic. 

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Robert Mackey

Senior Writer

Robert Mackey is a reporter and columnist focused on mining social networks for evidence of news events. 

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Travis Mannon

Video Producer

Travis Mannon is a video producer based in Brooklyn. 

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Kay Murray

Vice President, Law, First Look Institute

Kay Murray is an in-house legal adviser for The Intercept, Field of Vision, and the Press Freedom Defense Fund. 

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Marguerite Nutter

Associate Director, Revenue and Membership, First Look Institute

Marguerite Nutter focuses on member development and engagement and is based in Washington, D.C. 

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Leandro Oliva

Director of Digital Operations

Leandro Oliva is a product and audience engagement strategist based in New York City. 

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Betsy Reed

Editor-in-Chief

Betsy Reed is an editor based in New York City. 

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Nausicaa Renner

Washington Editor

Nausicaa Renner is an editor and writer based in Washington, D.C. 

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James Risen

Senior National Security Correspondent

James Risen is a journalist based in Washington, D.C. 

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Maryam Saleh

Features Editor

Maryam Saleh is an editor and reporter based in Washington, D.C., whose work focuses on immigration, criminal justice, and politics. 

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Alyxaundria Sanford

Audience Engagement Producer

Alyxaundria Sanford is an audience engagement producer based in Brooklyn, New York. 

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Jeremy Scahill

Senior Correspondent and Editor-at-Large

Jeremy Scahill is an investigative reporter and war correspondent. 

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Jon Schwarz

Senior Writer

Jon Schwarz is a writer based in Brooklyn. 

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Liliana Segura

Senior Reporter

Liliana Segura is a journalist and editor with a longtime focus on the failings and excesses of the U.S. criminal justice system. 

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Nara Shin

Senior Copy Editor

Nara Shin is a journalist based in New York City. 

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Jordan Smith

Senior Reporter

Jordan Smith is an award-winning investigative journalist based in Austin, Texas. 

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W. Paul Smith

Investigative Researcher

W. Paul Smith is a researcher and writer based in New York. 

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Sunny Sone

Copy Editor/Digital Producer

Sunny Sone is an editor and writer based in Austin, Texas. 

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Alice Speri

Reporter

Alice Speri reports on justice, immigration, and civil rights. She is originally from Italy and lives in the Bronx. 

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Elise Swain

Photo Editor

Elise Swain is a multimedia journalist based in New York City. 

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Ryan Tate

Technology Editor

Ryan Tate has written about the use, abuse, and subversion of corporate power in the technology sector and beyond. 

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Margot Williams

Research Editor for Investigations

Margot Williams is a journalist and research editor who was part of two Pulitzer Prize-winning teams at the Washington Post. 

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Zach Young

Lead Producer, Deconstructed

Zach Young is a podcast producer based in Washington, D.C. 

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