Mother Jones Staff
Mother Jones Staff
Monika Bauerlein became Mother Jones' chief executive officer in 2015 after serving as co-editor (with Clara Jeffery) for nine years. Under her tenure, Mother Jones has grown its audience twentyfold, doubled the size of its staff, established bureaus in Washington and New York, won multiple awards, and launched a campaign to establish a new media business model centered on reader support for investigative and in-depth reporting.
Clara Jeffery is the editor-in-chief of Mother Jones, which was just named "Magazine of the Year" by the American Society of Magazine Editors. During her tenure, Mother Jones has won other National Magazine Awards, including for general excellence, reporting, and video; redesigned its magazine and website; established bureaus in Washington and New York; and become a social-media powerhouse. Clara has edited stories that have been included in pretty much every "Best American" anthology. Along the way, she also won a PEN award for editing, became a mom, and forgot what it's like to sleep. It probably doesn't help she's on Twitter so much: @clarajeffery.
Steven Katz is Mother Jones' publisher. Since joining Mother Jones in 2003, Steve has worn a lot of different hats, but now he devotes most of his time to guiding our development efforts, especially the "Moment for Mother Jones" special fundraising campaign. Before joining MoJo, Steve's nonprofit career included work on environmental advocacy, the arts, social justice, and neighborhood-based housing development. He received his Ph.D. in sociology from the University of California-Santa Cruz and his bachelor's degree from Oberlin College. You can follow Steve at @steve_katz.
Becca Andrews is the assistant web editor at Mother Jones. She manages motherjones.com, oversees the online fellows, and assists with the development of news products. In her spare time, she reports on gender, culture, and goings-on in the Southeast. Before joining Mother Jones as an editorial fellow, she wrote for newspapers in Tennessee. Reach her at email@example.com or on Twitter at @kbeccaandrews.
Bill Arnold is Mother Jones' human resources manager. Based out of the San Francisco office, he oversees human resources for all three of Mother Jones' offices. Bill is a graduate of the University of Maryland-College Park, and he has a background as a writer and an editor. Before joining Mother Jones, Bill was a senior executive at business-to-business consulting firm Richey International, where he worked closely with clients such as the NBA, the NFL, and Viking Cruises.
Shane Bauer is a senior reporter at Mother Jones and the recipient of numerous awards, including the Hillman Prize for Magazine Journalism. He is also the co-author, with Sarah Shourd and Joshua Fattal, of A Sliver of Light, a memoir of his two years as a prisoner in Iran.
Jahna Berry is the director of news product and works in San Francisco. She oversees the presentation and user experience at motherjones.com, newsletters, and podcasts, as well as other digital product and audience initiatives. She has been a multimedia editor and reporter at several publications, including the Arizona Republic and the San Francisco Business Times. She can't resist curry and no longer tries to. Reach her at firstname.lastname@example.org or follow her on Twitter @jahnaberry.
Bridget Botelho is Mother Jones' communications strategist and is based in San Francisco. Before joining MoJo, Bridget was a communications manager at Youth Radio, and she has an extensive background in communications work across media and issues of public interest. Have ideas for how MoJo can engage with your outlet or organization, or want to speak with a reporter? Reach Bridget on Twitter at @bridgebotelho or at email@example.com.
Khary Brown is Mother Jones' vice president of media sales, overseeing sales across all platforms from our San Francisco office. Khary started with Mother Jones as a publishing intern back in 2004. He has helped transition Mother Jones' advertising offerings from being predominantly print-focused to a roster driven by digital offerings, like MoJo's website, email lists, and podcasts, in addition to our award-winning magazine.
Madeleine Buckingham is Mother Jones' special business adviser and consigliere. Previously, she was president and CEO, and she served as chief financial officer and chief operating officer prior to that. She has spent more than 20 years in senior finance and management positions in the publishing and high-tech industries, working for a range of publishing companies and internet startups, including Sony Corp.'s internet incubator and International Data Group.
Kiera Butler is a senior editor at Mother Jones. Kiera covers health, food, and the environment. Kiera is a co-host of MoJo's food politics podcast, Bite, and is the author of the book Raise: What 4-H Teaches 7 Million Kids—and How Its Lessons Could Change Food and Farming Forever (University of California Press).
Patrick Caldwell is a reporter in Mother Jones' DC bureau. Previously, he covered domestic politics for the American Prospect and elections for the American Independent. His work has also appeared in The Nation, The New Republic, National Journal Magazine, and the Washington Independent. Reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org or on Twitter at @patcaldwell.
Teri Carhart is the director of leadership gifts, based in Mother Jones' San Francisco office. Previously, Teri has fundraised for the University of California-Berkeley, the Internews Network, Audubon California, and Earthjustice. Raising two teenagers keeps her digital-literacy learning curve trending slightly upward.
David Corn is Mother Jones' Washington, DC, bureau chief. Corn, a veteran Washington reporter, has broken stories on presidents, politicians, and other Washington players. He's written for numerous publications and is a talk show regular. His best-selling books include Showdown and (with Michael Isikoff) Hubris: The Inside Story of Spin, Scandal, and the Selling of the Iraq War.
Emily Cozart is Mother Jones' associate director of development, based in MoJo's New York bureau. Emily has raised money for several New York-based nonprofits, ranging from small, grassroots organizations to international NGOs. Before making the switch to not-for-profit work, Emily had a brief but illustrious career as an attorney, working at a large, international law firm and a boutique Wall Street firm. She can be reached at email@example.com.
Meagan Day is a Ben Bagdikian editorial fellow at Mother Jones who's based in San Francisco. She is the author of the book Maximum Sunlight, and her work has been published in n+1, Full Stop, Timeline, the New Inquiry, the Believer, the Towner, and elsewhere.
Ashley Dejean is a Ben Bagdikian editorial fellow in Mother Jones' Washington bureau. Previously, she worked as a senior news editor at Washington DC's NPR affiliate. Her work has been featured by Fusion, the Daily Dot, Washington City Paper, and Houston Public Radio. Email tips to firstname.lastname@example.org and follow her on Twitter at @ashleydijon.
Dylan DiSalvio is Mother Jones' business operations manager, and he lives and works in Portland, Oregon. Dylan spends most of his time at Mother Jones setting up online website advertising and sending sponsored email messages. In his free time he plays electric and acoustic guitar in blues and country rock bands and has toured nationally with several groups. His favorite color is green, he occasionally enjoys cooking his eggs inside his bread, and he thinks life is too short for all this trouble.
Kevin Drum is a political blogger at Mother Jones. The inventor of Friday "cat blogging," Kevin was a blogosphere pioneer when, after a stint in marketing, he went online as Calpundit in 2003. Prior to joining MoJo, he blogged at the Washington Monthly's Political Animal. He lives with his wife and two cats in Irvine, California. Reach Kevin at email@example.com.
Marilee Enge is a development officer based in Mother Jones' San Francisco office. A journalist by affinity and training, she has written for the Anchorage Daily News (where she shared a Pulitzer) and the San Jose Mercury News, among other publications. After escaping the newspaper industry, she joined the nonprofit publishing movement and worked most recently as the development director for Heyday. She lives in an old house in Berkeley, California, with her husband and two daughters. Find her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wes Enzinna is a senior editor and writer at Mother Jones. His reportage and essays from Syria, Bolivia, Bulgaria, and beyond also appear in the New York Times Magazine, Harper's, and the London Review of Books, and his award-winning documentary films have appeared on Vice. Follow him on Twitter at @wesenzinna.
Mark Follman is the national affairs editor at Mother Jones, where he leads investigative projects and edits the gamut of politics and news coverage. Since 2012, his in-depth investigations into mass shootings, child gun deaths, and the economic impact of gun violence have been honored with numerous awards. His reporting and commentary have also been featured in the New York Times, The Atlantic, the Los Angeles Times, and USA Today and on National Public Radio. Follow him on Twitter @markfollman.
Mark C. Gaffney is the marketing and membership manager at Mother Jones. Mark was born, raised, and educated in the great state of Ohio. Mark spent the Obama years helping some of the best-known nonprofit organizations in the country to grow, engage, and empower their supporters. He joined Mother Jones in 2016.
Einat Gilboa is a designer at Mother Jones and is based in the San Francisco office. Previously, she worked at TCI and 826 Valencia.
Dave Gilson is a senior editor at Mother Jones' San Francisco (not Frisco) office. He edits everything from investigative features to front-of-the book stories, wrangles data and charts, puts together packages and special projects, and comes up with memorable headlines and terrible puns (the two are related). Reach him at email@example.com or follow him on Twitter at @daudig.
Ian Gordon is a story editor at Mother Jones' San Francisco office, where he edits magazine and digital pieces of all shapes and sizes and also covers sports, immigration, and Latin America (and, occasionally, all three at once). His reporting from Cuba, Guatemala, Venezuela, and elsewhere has appeared in ESPN the Magazine, Wired, and Slate, among others. Follow him on Twitter at @id_gordon, and reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mitchell Grummon is the director of business development and works out of the San Francisco office. Mitch graduated from Occidental College with a degree in philosophy and classical studies and played on the rugby team. In his spare time he enjoys fishing, backpacking, soccer, listening to music, and catching up with his family, which includes his mom and dad, older sister, and his triplet sisters, Anna and Christine. Follow him on Twitter at @mitchellgrummon or reach him at email@example.com.
Erica Gulseth is Mother Jones' San Francisco-based advancement officer. She works directly with Mother Jones' Muckrakers and Hellraisers. Before joining Mother Jones, Erica worked with a variety of nonprofits, from small regional groups such as Environmental Advocates of New York to large national organizations including Earthjustice and The Trust for Public Land. Erica is a huge fan of live music, good food, biking, sailing, dogs, and sustainability. She can be reached at (415) 321-1739 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Josh Harkinson is a senior reporter at Mother Jones based in San Francisco. He grew up in Texas and graduated from Duke and the University of California-Berkeley before joining the magazine in 2005. He is highly trained in the art of interviewing people at bars. Current beats include technology, labor, and the alt-right. In his free time, he enjoys shooting guns, riding motorcycles, competitive horse jumping, and visiting his local public library. Email him at email@example.com and follow him on Twitter at @joshharkinson. PGP public key: FD66 7EF3 F879 9FA0 B8BC 7377 BC6E 2AB6 0A2D DB6A
Clint Hendler is Mother Jones' managing editor. Before rejoining Mother Jones in 2012, Clint was deputy editor of the Columbia Journalism Review, where he covered media law, government transparency, and the political press. (His first stint at MoJo was as an intern and fellow, just out of college.) His writing has been published by the New York Times, the Independent, AlterNet, The Nation, and CNN. He swims year-round in San Francisco's Aquatic Park and ferments, pickles, and scratches a small patch of dirt in the city's Bernal Heights neighborhood.
Brian Hiatt is the marketing and membership director, based out of the San Francisco office. He leads Mother Jones' efforts to earn the support—donations and magazine subscriptions—of online readers. Brian served a brief stint as a fisheries biologist after college before deciding he wanted to swim upstream alongside people, not salmonids. He became an organizer when he saw the internet's rise lead to new ways nonprofits could engage their supporters (even before Facebook and Twitter!), and he consulted on digital strategy with leading nonprofits for nearly a decade before joining MoJo.
Max Horten is the business manager at Mother Jones, based out of the San Francisco office. He has previously worked at the University of Chicago and on various side hustles as an English speaker in the Middle East. Reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nallaly Jimenez is the development associate based in Mother Jones' San Francisco office. Prior to joining MoJo, she worked in community engagement for the Emmy Award-winning PBS series Independent Lens, and for the NPR affiliate station Oregon Public Broadcasting. In her spare time, Nallaly enjoys watching poorly directed horror films, experimenting with new vegetarian recipes, and admiring the diversity of the Bay Area. You may reach her at email@example.com.
Young Kim is Mother Jones' online systems coordinator. Young's manifold Mother Jones responsibilities include translating print content and special projects to the Web. His hobbies include 3-D artwork, bad poetry, and maintaining his personal Facebook page Woland Epiphanius' Graphical Entity.
Andy Kroll is a senior reporter for Mother Jones based in Washington, DC. He covers the Trump administration, conflicts and corruption, money in politics, and state and national elections. His work has also appeared at the California Sunday Magazine, Rolling Stone, Washingtonian, and National Journal. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org. He tweets at @AndyKroll.
Hannah Levintova is a reporter in Mother Jones' Washington, DC, bureau. She writes about politics, gender, and financial policy and inequality. Previously, she worked on the news desk at NPR, at the Washington Monthly, and for a stint as a FOIA officer at a federal agency. You can reach her at email@example.com and follow her on Twitter at @H_Lev.
Pema Levy is a reporter in Mother Jones’ Washington, DC, bureau. She writes about national politics, including stories about voting rights and civil rights. Before joining Mother Jones, she was the Washington correspondent for Newsweek. Got a tip? Reach her at firstname.lastname@example.org and follow her on Twitter at @pemalevy.
Nina Liss-Schultz is Mother Jones' research editor. She directs the organization's flagship Ben Bagdikian Fellowship Program, mentors young journalists in the program, and shepherds fact-check projects across three offices. She also edits and reports on reproductive health, gender, and sexuality issues from San Francisco. Her work has appeared in Think Progress, Bitch magazine, and elsewhere. You can reach her on Twitter, at @NinaLisss, or by email, at email@example.com.
Emma Logan is the director of information technology and information systems for Mother Jones and is based out of the San Francisco office. Prior to handling the hardware and data system needs for the team, Emma spent more than a decade providing HR support for our growing newsroom. A numbers and data nerd, Emma spends her out-of-office time working on ceramic pieces that focus on community issues through statistics and local government reporting.
Jenny Luna is the podcast and engagement fellow at Mother Jones. She hails from northern Nevada and is now based in San Francisco, where she writes about food, homelessness, and education. Her work has also appeared in the Miami Herald, on WNYC, and in Wilson Quarterly. Find her on Twitter at @J2theLuna or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jamie Maloney is the advertising sales representative for Mother Jones in Los Angeles. She is a graduate of Smith College, and before joining MoJo she worked in nonprofit capacity building and marketing. She has a passion for companies that want to make a difference and a love for thoughtful reporting.
Michael Mechanic is a senior editor at Mother Jones. Before that, he spent six years at the weekly East Bay Express, where he was an award-winning features editor. In addition to writing and editing stories, he is in charge of the magazine's culture section. His work has appeared in newspapers and magazines including Wired, the Los Angeles Times, and the Industry Standard. He lives in Oakland with his wife, two kids, striped cat, and too many musical instruments to master.
Stephanie Mencimer is a senior reporter in Mother Jones' Washington bureau. A Utah native and graduate of a crappy public university not worth mentioning, she has spent several years hanging out with angry white people who occasionally don tricorne hats and come to lunch meetings heavily armed.
Samantha Michaels is the copy editor at Mother Jones and reports on gender, health, and criminal justice. Before coming to San Francisco, she worked as a reporter and editor in Burma and Indonesia, covering everything from armed conflicts to education reform. Her reporting has been published by The Atlantic, Global Post, and Outside, among others. Got a tip? Reach her at email@example.com, and follow her on Twitter at @sjmichaels.
Liliana Miramontes is a reader-support representative for Mother Jones and is based in San Francisco. She has more than 10 years of experience in the customer service world. Liliana attended The Culinary Institute of America (Hyde Park) and completed her Bachelor of Fine Arts at San Francisco State University. Outside of the office she spends her time working on functional and installation ceramic pieces that focus on food security and other socioeconomic issues. In her downtime, she and her husband enjoy cooking together and exploring the Bay Area with their dogs, Joon and Bug.
Mark Murrmann is Mother Jones' photo editor. Mark came to Mother Jones in 2007 with a background as a freelance editorial and documentary photographer. He studied photography at the University of California-Berkeley's Graduate School of Journalism and then in London as a student winner of the Alexia Foundation Photography Grant.
Maddie Oatman is a story editor at Mother Jones, based in the San Francisco office. She mostly writes about food, culture, and the environment, and she's the co-host of MoJo's food politics podcast, Bite. Her writing has appeared in the Huffington Post, Outside, the Rumpus, and the Best American Science and Nature Writing, among others. You can reach her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Brenden O'Hanlon is Mother Jones' national accounts manager. He joined Mother Jones in 2010 and works out of New York City. When he's not helping out clients with their digital and print ad campaigns, he's usually trying to find time to ski or surf!
Brandon Patterson is a reporter at Mother Jones' San Francisco bureau, which he joined in 2015. He covers policing and criminal justice but also writes about black, queer identity politics. Brandon is a graduate of Howard University. Follow him on Twitter at @myblackmindd and email him at email@example.com.
Carolyn Perot is Mother Jones' art director. Carolyn has been in publishing since 1992, working at magazines covering technology, business, lifestyle, dogs, and politics. She holds undergraduate degrees from Stanford (she drew a picture on her entrance essay) and California College of the Arts.
Tom Philpott is Mother Jones' food and agriculture correspondent and is a co-host of MoJo's Bite podcast. Tom's writing on food politics has appeared in numerous publications. He is currently based in Austin, Texas. In 2015, he won a Gerald Loeb Award for Distinguished Business and Financial Journalism, in the feature category, for the story "California Goes Nuts," along with photographer Matt Black. In 2014, Philpott's Mother Jones blog Food for Thought was named "best food blog" by the Association of Food Journalists. He has twice been a finalist for a James Beard journalism award. In addition to writing, Tom is the co-founder of a small organic farm in North Carolina.
Robert Pjetri is Mother Jones’ advertising operations manager. Robert was born and raised in New York City, but currently resides in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Previously, he worked at New York Magazine and Thomson Reuters where he gained experience in publisher side advertising and marketing. In his spare time, he enjoys picking on a variety of stringed instruments and packing his brain with all kinds of random facts. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Michelle Reyes is the controller at Mother Jones and is based in San Francisco. Prior to guiding the accounting team, she worked at the for-profit tech media corporation International Data Group. As an almost native San Franciscan, Michelle enjoys exploring the wide variety of activities offered in the Bay Area, including hiking, listening to music, finding good eats, and planning bigger trips. You can reach her at email@example.com.
Kristina Rizga is a senior reporter at Mother Jones in San Francisco, where she focuses on how school reforms affect students and how education policy influences racial disparities. She's the author of Mission High, a behind-the-scenes look at a public school struggling to close its achievement gaps. Her writing has appeared in the Los Angeles Times, the Chicago Tribune, and The Nation, and she co-founded the Baltic Center for Investigative Reporting in her native Latvia. Contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cathy Rodgers is Mother Jones' business operations specialist. Cathy joined Mother Jones in 2006 and has worked in several departments. In 2015, she moved to ad operations. She is the mother of two sons and attended Alameda and Laney College with a concentration in business financial accounting. She lives in Hercules, California.
Daniel Schulman is Mother Jones' deputy Washington, DC, bureau chief. He is the New York Times best-selling author of Sons of Wichita (Grand Central Publishing), a biography of the Koch brothers. His new book, to be published by Knopf, chronicles the lives and legacies of a group of turn-of-the-century Wall Street titans who influenced the course of history and the rise of modern finance. Reach him at email@example.com or follow him on Twitter at @danielschulman.
Jeremy Schulman is Mother Jones' senior news editor. He is based in Washington, DC, and he previously oversaw Climate Desk, a collaboration of outlets covering climate change. His work has appeared in Slate, Wired, Newsweek, High Country News, and New Republic. Reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org or on Twitter at @jeremyschulman.
Adam Schweigert is a Senior Web Developer at Mother Jones based in Columbus, Ohio. He comes to Mother Jones most recently from the Institute for Nonprofit News, where he built and led INN's Product and Technology Team. Previously, he worked as a consultant, and before that, he founded and led digital departments at NPR/PBS member stations in Bloomington, Indiana, and Columbus, Ohio. His formal schooling is in music from Ohio State and Indiana Universities. You can follow him on Twitter @aschweig.
Ivylise Simones is MoJo's creative director. Before joining Mother Jones, she oversaw a redesign as the design director of the New York Observer, and she served as the art director of the Village Voice and the associate art director of the Miami New Times. She also applied her design and photography finesse at Showtime, Popular Science, and American Photo, and in 2010 she helped launch People magazine's iPad app. And yes, she has a cat named Inspector Picklejuice.
Laura Smith is a Ben Bagdikian editorial fellow at Mother Jones in San Francisco. She has written for the New York Times, the Guardian, Slate, and other outlets. Her nonfiction book, The Art of Vanishing, will be out from Penguin/Viking in 2017. Reach her at email@example.com, or on Twitter at @laurasmith421.
Claudia Smukler joined Mother Jones in 2009 as the production director, heading magazine production, manufacturing, and distribution. She expanded the distribution of magazine content through partnerships with digital retailers and aids the organization in editorial workflow and creative technology transitions. Prior to joining Mother Jones, she held senior production management positions for Yoga Journal, Macworld, and PC World, and she produced content for technology companies CNET and Ask.com.
Marianne Szegedy-Maszak is a senior editor who oversees the Climate Desk in the Washington, DC, bureau of Mother Jones. She has written for the New York Times Magazine, the New York Times, the Washington Post, Esquire, Harper's Bazaar, the Los Angeles Times, Psychology Today, and Newsweek, among others. Formerly, she was a senior writer covering science and health at US News and World Report, a reporter for the New York Post, and an editor at Congressional Quarterly. She was also a professor of journalism at American University. She is on the board of the Center for Public Integrity and is the author of I Kiss Your Hands Many Times: Hearts, Souls, and Wars in Hungary. Reach her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sabrina Toppa is a social media fellow working in Mother Jones' San Francisco office. Prior to this, she worked as a journalist in Lahore, Pakistan, following stints at TIME in Hong Kong, The Kathmandu Post in Nepal, and Dhaka Tribune in Bangladesh. Her journalism has appeared in The Guardian, TIME, NBC News, and VICE, among other media outlets. Reach her by email at email@example.com or on Twitter at @SabrinaToppa.
James West is the senior digital editor for Mother Jones, and before that he was a senior producer for its reporting project Climate Desk. He wrote Beijing Blur (Penguin). James has a master's degree in journalism from NYU and has produced a variety of award-winning shows in his native Australia, including the national affairs program Hack.
Aaron Wiener is a senior editor in Mother Jones' Washington, DC, bureau. He previously worked as a reporter at the Washington City Paper, a Berlin correspondent for the Los Angeles Times, and the editor of the Washington Independent. He has written for the Washington Post, The Economist, Slate, The New Republic, and other publications and won local, national, and international reporting awards. Reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org and follow him on Twitter at @aaronwiener.
Robert Wise is the online technology director, working from Mother Jones' San Francisco office. Robert has been with Mother Jones since the web was a much, much simpler place. Outside the office, Robert is an active volunteer in college radio and a fan of live music. Reach him at email@example.com.
Lynnea Wool is the senior staff accountant at Mother Jones and is in San Francisco. Prior to crunching numbers for the magazine, she worked at various accounting firms in the Bay Area. In her spare time she enjoys discovering new restaurants, taking scenic motorcycle rides, and most of all spending time with friends and family.
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Board of Directors: Phil Straus, chair; Monika Bauerlein, president; Clara Jeffery, Steven Katz, vice presidents; Sara Frankel, secretary; and Jon Pageler, treasurer
Members: Arran Bardige, Harriet Barlow, Jane Butcher, Andre Carothers, Diane Filippi, Mitchell Grummon, Erik Hanisch, Adam Hochschild, Hannah Levintova, Rick Melcher, Carolyn Mugar, Ken Pelletier, Judy Wise