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Staff

Roger Hodge

Acting Editor-in-Chief

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

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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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Daniel Boguslaw

Politics Reporter

Daniel Boguslaw is an investigative reporter focusing on corruption at the highest levels of government and industry. 

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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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Thomas Crowley

Membership Communications Manager, First Look Institute

Thomas Crowley leads communications 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 based in Tucson, Arizona. 

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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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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, reproductive rights, 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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Peter Maass

Senior Editor

Peter Maass is a senior editor who writes on war, media, and national security. 

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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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Schuyler Mitchell

Communications and Administrative Associate

Schuyler Mitchell is a communications professional based in Los Angeles. 

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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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José Olivares

Lead Producer, TI Podcasts

José Olivares is an audio producer and reporter based in Brooklyn. 

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Nausicaa Renner

Deputy 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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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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Michael Sherrard

Membership Director, First Look Institute

Michael Sherrard is a digital organizer and fundraiser based in Washington, D.C. 

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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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Alice Speri

Reporter

Alice Speri writes about U.S. foreign policy, abuses by military and security forces, and the repression of dissent. 

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Elise Swain

Photo Editor

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

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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, TI Podcasts

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

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