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About The Intercept

After NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden came forward with revelations of mass surveillance in 2013, journalists Glenn Greenwald, Laura Poitras, and Jeremy Scahill decided to found a new media organization dedicated to the kind of reporting those disclosures required: fearless, adversarial journalism. They called it The Intercept.

Today, The Intercept is an award-winning news organization that covers national security, politics, civil liberties, the environment, international affairs, technology, criminal justice, the media, and more. The Intercept gives its journalists the editorial freedom and legal support they need to pursue investigations that expose corruption and injustice wherever they find it and hold the powerful accountable.

EBay founder and philanthropist Pierre Omidyar provided the funding to launch The Intercept and continues to support it through First Look Media Works, a nonprofit organization.

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Betsy Reed


Betsy Reed is an editor based in New York City. 


Glenn Greenwald

Co-founding Editor and Columnist

Glenn Greenwald is a journalist, constitutional lawyer, and author of four New York Times best-selling books on politics and law. 


Jeremy Scahill

Co-founding Editor and Senior Investigative Reporter

Jeremy Scahill is an investigative reporter and war correspondent. 



Josh Begley

Data Artist

Josh Begley is a data artist and app developer based in Brooklyn. 


Sam Biddle

Technology Reporter

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


Alleen Brown


Alleen Brown is a journalist and researcher. 


Soohee Cho

Junior Designer

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


Aída Chávez

Politics Reporter

Aída Chávez is a journalist based in Washington, D.C. 


Matthew Cole

National Security Reporter

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


Talya Cooper

Digital Archivist

Talya Cooper is an archivist based in New York. 


Cora Currier

Story Editor

Cora Currier is an editor and reporter who lives in Los Angeles, California. 


Ryan Devereaux


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


Jack D'Isidoro

Producer, Intercepted

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


Mariam Elba


Mariam Elba is a freelance journalist and researcher based in New York. 


Alex Emmons


Alex Emmons is a reporter covering national security, foreign affairs, human rights, and politics. 


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. 


Lauren Feeney

Video Producer

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


Rubina Madan Fillion

Director of Audience Engagement

Rubina Madan Fillion is a New York-based editor focused on social media, analytics, newsletters, and digital innovation. 


Andrew Fishman

Reporter/Managing Editor, The Intercept Brasil

Andrew Fishman is a journalist based in Rio de Janeiro. 


Ryan Gallagher

Investigative Reporter and Editor

Ryan Gallagher is a U.K.-based investigative journalist whose work is focused on national security and civil liberties. 


Vanessa Gezari

National Security Editor

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


Ali Gharib

Senior News Editor

Ali Gharib is a Brooklyn-based journalist. 


Charlotte Greensit

Managing Editor

Charlotte Greensit is an editor based in New York City. 


Ryan Grim

D.C. Bureau Chief

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


Roger Hodge

Deputy Editor

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


Philipp Hubert

Creative Director

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


Murtaza Hussain


Murtaza Hussain is a national security journalist. 


Zaid Jilani


Zaid Jilani is a journalist who hails from Atlanta, Georgia. 


Andrea Jones

Story Editor

Andrea Jones is an editor based in Brooklyn. 


Shaun King


Shaun King is a columnist who focuses on racial justice. 


Rashmee Kumar

Copy Editor

Rashmee Kumar is a journalist and editor based in Brooklyn. 


Micah Lee

Technology Analyst

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


Peter Maass

Senior Editor

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


Miroslav Macala

Executive Assistant

Miroslav Macala is a New York-based executive assistant, originally from the Czech Republic. 


Robert Mackey

Senior Writer

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


Travis Mannon

Social Media Producer

Travis Mannon is a social media producer based in Brooklyn. 


Sheelagh McNeill

Research Editor

Sheelagh McNeill is a journalist and research editor based in New York City. 


Kate Myers

Executive Director, Revenue and Operations, First Look Media Works

Kate Myers leads revenue operations and business strategy for the nonprofit side of First Look Media. 


Marguerite Nutter

Associate Director, Revenue and Membership, First Look Media Works

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


James Risen

Senior National Security Correspondent

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


Maryam Saleh

Associate Editor

Maryam Saleh is an editor and reporter based in Washington, D.C., whose work focuses on immigration and national security. 


Jon Schwarz

Senior Writer

Jon Schwarz is a writer based in Brooklyn. 


Liliana Segura

Senior Writer

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


Jordan Smith


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


Alice Speri

Multimedia Reporter

Alice Speri is a multimedia journalist with an interest in justice, civil rights, and the struggle for equality. 


Elise Swain

Assistant Producer, Intercepted

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


Moiz Syed

Data Journalist and Designer

Moiz Syed is a data journalist and designer with an interest in technology, surveillance, and U.S. politics. 


Ryan Tate

Technology Editor

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


John Thomason

Associate Research Editor

John Thomason is a research editor based in New York City. 


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. 


About First Look Media

The Intercept is a publication of First Look Media. Launched in 2013 by eBay founder and philanthropist Pierre Omidyar, First Look Media is a multi-platform media company devoted to supporting independent voices, from fearless investigative journalism and documentary filmmaking to arts, culture, media and entertainment. First Look Media produces and distributes content in a wide range of forms including feature films, short-form video, podcasts, interactive media and long-form journalism, for its own digital properties and with partners.

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