Our Staff

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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 named Magazine of the Year by the American Society of Magazine Editors in February 2017. 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 has also won a PEN award for editing, become a mom, and forgotten what it’s like to sleep. It probably doesn’t help she’s on Twitter so much: @clarajeffery.

Madeleine Buckingham is Mother Jones’ chief financial officer. Previously, she was president and CEO, and she served as chief operating officer prior to that. She has spent more than 20 years in senior finance and management positions in the publishing and tech industries, working for a range of publishing companies and internet startups, including Sony Corp’s internet incubator and International Data Group.

Jahna Berry is Mother Jones’ chief operating officer, based in San Francisco. Before joining Mother Jones, Jahna was head of content operations at Wired, where she played a key role in developing strategies that increased digital subscriptions, and opened Wired’s first permanent retail store. Earlier in her career, Jahna was Mother Jones’ director of product and managed the publication’s award-winning 2016 digital redesign. The project helped Mother Jones win the Magazine of the Year award from the American Society of Magazine Editors in 2017. Jahna has been a writer and editor at several publications, including the San Francisco Business Times, the Arizona Republic, the Contra Costa Times (now called the East Bay Times), and the San Francisco Recorder. Follow her @jahnaberry.

Melvis Acosta is a Ben Bagdikian fellow and a graduate of New York University. He is passionate about reporting on the criminal justice system and the Hispanic community. Before joining Mother Jones, he worked for The Journal podcast and fact-checked multiple books. You can follow him @melvisacostaa on X (Twitter) or email him at macosta@motherjones.com.

Najib Aminy joined Reveal in 2018 and has worked as a production manager, associate producer, reporter, and producer. His reporting has landed him on Democracy Now, The Brian Lehrer Show, and Slate’s What Next podcast. His work at Reveal has earned him the George Polk Award, two Edward R. Murrow awards, two Gerald Loeb awards, multiple Investigative Reporters and Editors awards, and recognition as a DuPont-Columbia finalist. In a previous life, he was the first news editor at Flipboard, a news aggregation startup, and he helped build the company’s editorial and curation practices and policies. Before that, he reported for newspapers such as Newsday and the Indianapolis Star. Najib also created and hosted the independent podcast Some Noise, featured by Apple, the Guardian, and the Paris Review. He is a lifelong New York Knicks fan and is a product of Stony Brook University’s School of Journalism, and mainly works so he can feed his cat.

Fernando Arruda is a sound designer, engineer, and composer for Reveal. As a multi-instrumentalist, he contributes to the music, editing, and mixing of the weekly public radio show and podcast. He has held four O-1 visas for individuals with extraordinary abilities. His work has been recognized with Peabody, George Polk, duPont-Columbia, Edward R. Murrow, Gerald Loeb, Third Coast, and Association of Music Producers awards, as well as Emmy and Pulitzer nominations. Prior to joining Reveal, Arruda toured internationally as a DJ and taught music technology at Dubspot and ESRA International Film School. He also worked at Antfood, a creative audio studio for media and TV ads, as well as for clients such as Marvel, MasterClass, and Samsung. His credits also include NPR’s 51 Percent; WNYC’s Bad Feminist Happy Hour and its live broadcast of Orson Welles’ The Hitchhiker; Wondery’s Detective Trapp; and MSNBC’s Why Is This Happening?. Arruda releases experimental music under the alias FJAZZ and has performed with jazz, classical, and pop ensembles such as SFJazz Monday Night Band, Art&Sax quartet, Krychek, Dark Inc., and the New York Arabic Orchestra. He holds a master’s degree in film scoring and composition from NYU Steinhardt. Learn more about his work at FernandoArruda.info.

Victoria Baranetsky is general counsel at the Center for Investigative Reporting (d/b/a Foundation for National Progress), where she advises the organization on its full range of legal activities, including counseling reporters on newsroom matters (newsgathering, libel, privacy, subpoenas), advising the C-level on business matters, and providing legal support to the board. She has litigated on various issues on behalf of the organization, including arguing before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Prior to CIR, Victoria worked at the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, the Wikimedia Foundation, and the New York Times. She also clerked on the US Second Circuit Court of Appeals. She holds degrees from Columbia University, Columbia Journalism School, Harvard Law School, and Oxford University. She teaches at Berkeley Law School as an adjunct professor and is a fellow at Columbia’s Tow Center. She is barred in California, New York, and New Jersey.

Ari Berman is the national voting rights correspondent at Mother Jones and a reporting fellow at Type Media Center. He’s the author of Minority Rule: The Right-Wing Attack on the Will of the People—and the Fight to Resist It, Give Us the Ballot: The Modern Struggle for Voting Rights in America, and Herding Donkeys: The Fight to Rebuild the Democratic Party and Reshape American Politics. He’s won the Sidney Hillman Foundation Prize for Magazine Journalism and an Izzy Award for outstanding achievement in independent media. Follow him @ariberman.

Daniel Borges is a web developer at Mother Jones. He is based out of Mississippi and enjoys electronic music production.

Ben Breedlove is a web developer at Mother Jones. He is based in Indiana and has strong opinions about apples and tacos. Follow him on Twitter @bdbreedlove.

Jim Briggs III is a senior sound designer, engineer, and composer for Reveal. He joined the Center for Investigative Reporting in 2014. Jim and his team shape the sound of the weekly public radio show and podcast through original music, mixing, and editing. In a career devoted to elevating high-impact journalism, Jim’s work in radio, podcasting, and television has been recognized with Peabody, George Polk, duPont-Columbia, IRE, Gerald Loeb, and Third Coast awards, as well as a News and Documentary Emmy and the Edward R. Murrow Award for Excellence in Sound. He has lent his ears to a range of podcasts and radio programs including Marketplace, Selected Shorts, Death, Sex & Money, The Longest Shortest Time, NPR’s Ask Me Another, Radiolab, Freakonomics Radio, WNYC’s live music performance show Soundcheck, and The 7 and Field Trip from the Washington Post. His film credits include PBS’s American Experience: Walt Whitman, the 2012 Tea Party documentary Town Hall, and The Supreme Court miniseries. Before that, he worked on albums with artists such as R.E.M., Paul Simon, and Kelly Clarkson at NYC’s legendary Hit Factory Recording Studios. Jim is based in western Massachusetts with his family, cats, and just enough musical instruments to do some damage.

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, which were once predominantly print-focused, to a roster driven by digital offerings like MoJo’s website, email lists, and podcasts, along with our award-winning magazine.

Kiera Butler, a senior editor/reporter at Mother Jones, covers the proliferation of mis- and disinformation about health, science, and education in online spaces. She has broken stories on the QAnon influencers who used anti-vaccine narratives to recruit in Facebook moms’ groups; anti-abortion groups’ use of TikTok and Instagram to advance false narratives about health effects of birth control; and the connections and collaborations between white nationalist and anti-vaccine groups on Telegram. Kiera’s work has been featured on National Public Radio and MSNBC, and in the New York Times, among other outlets.

Scott Callan is Mother Jones’ senior foundations officer. Along with experience in the journalism world with The GroundTruth Project, he has worked with the Nature Conservancy and various cultural organizations in a fundraising capacity. Based in Central Florida, Scott loves spending time with his family and making sounds on any instrument he can get his hands on.

Teri Carhart is the director of leadership gifts, based in Mother Jones’ San Francisco office. Previously, Teri 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.


Jenny Casas is a senior radio editor for Reveal. She was previously a narrative audio producer at the New York Times. Before that, she reported on the ways that cities systematically fail their people, for WNYC Studios, USA Today, City Bureau, and St. Louis Public Radio. Casas is based in Chicago.

Siri Chilukuri (she/her) is a fellow at Mother Jones covering climate change, environmental justice, and politics. She is based in Chicago. You can reach her at schilukuri@motherjones.com.

Russ Choma is a reporter in the Washington, DC, bureau of Mother Jones who covers money in politics and influence. He previously reported for OpenSecrets.org, the Investigative Reporting Workshop, and the New Hampshire Union Leader. You can reach him at rchoma@motherjones.com.

Ashley Cleek is a producer for Reveal. She helped develop and launch Vice News’ flagship podcast, Vice News Reports. As a reporter, she has worked with This American Life, Vice, NPR, and Latino USA. Her work has won a national Edward R. Murrow Award, a Gracie Award, an International Documentary Association Award, and a Third Coast Award. She was a 2020 Livingston Award finalist. She has reported stories across the American South, Turkey, Russia, and India. Ashley is based in New York.

Zulema Cobb is an operations and audio production associate for the Center for Investigative Reporting. She is originally from Los Angeles County, where she was raised until moving to Oregon. Her interest in the wellbeing of families and children inspired her to pursue family services at the University of Oregon. Her diverse background includes banking, affordable housing, health care, and education, where she helped develop a mentoring program for students. Cobb is passionate about animals and has fostered and rescued numerous dogs and cats. She frequently volunteers at animal shelters and overseas rescue missions. In her spare time, she channels her creative energy into photography, capturing memories for friends and family. Cobb is based in Tennessee, where she lives with her husband, three kids, three dogs, and cat.

Arianna Coghill is an assistant news and engagement writer at Mother Jones. Previously, she was a reporter for RVA Magazine and Dogwood, with bylines in the Washington Post, the Chicago Tribune, and the Associated Press. Throughout her writing career, she’s covered police reform, racial justice, reproductive rights, and several other subjects. You can follow her on Twitter @CoghillArianna.

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.

Artis Curiskis is a Ben Bagdikian fellow. He previously produced and reported the Peabody-nominated series The COVID Tracking Project podcast with Reveal and led data reporting projects with The COVID Tracking Project at the Atlantic. He was also an artist-in-residence at UnionDocs Center for Documentary Art and a Thomas J. Watson fellow. Artis is interested in telling stories at the intersection of climate change and infrastructure. Reach him at acuriskis@motherjones.com or @artiscuriskis on Twitter.

Rachel de Leon is a reporter and producer for TV and documentaries for Reveal. She’s worked as a videographer and producer for investigations about caregiver wage theft, fatal accidents at Amazon warehouses, and modern-day redlining. In 2018, she began researching cases of police arresting and charging young people with lying about rape, despite incomplete investigations and the use of questionable interrogation tactics. This became the Netflix original Victim/Suspect, which was released in 2023. De Leon graduated with a master’s in journalism from UC Berkeley and a bachelor’s degree in journalism from California State University, Northridge. She’s based in the Bay Area.

Isabela Dias is a reporter at Mother Jones. Her work has appeared in the Washington Post, Slate, the Nation, Pacific Standard, Texas Observer, and elsewhere. She has a master’s degree from Columbia University’s School of Journalism. Reach her at idias@motherjones.com or on Twitter @isabelaalhadeff.


Anayansi Diaz-Cortes is a senior reporter and producer for Reveal. Her stories cover a range of issues, from wage theft and predatory online gaming to the criminal justice system in Mississippi and high school life under Covid lockdown. Most recently, she created After Ayotzinapa, an investigation into the harrowing story of 43 Mexican college students who disappeared in 2014. The series won an Investigative Reporters and Editors award and was named one of the best podcasts of 2022. Anayansi’s work has aired on dozens of radio shows and podcasts, and her aim is to captivate listeners with emotional first-person storytelling that unearths hard truths on heavy stories. She has been nominated for an Emmy and won a Society of Professional Journalists Sigma Delta Chi award, an Edward R. Murrow Award, a Hillman Award, a Third Coast Award, and numerous others. Follow her @anayansi_dc and email her at adiazcortes@revealnews.org.

Dylan DiSalvio is Mother Jones’ technologist, and he lives and works in Portland. 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.

Angela Earlye is Mother Jones’ business manager in San Francisco. An East Bay native, she graduated with a BA in communications from Cal State East Bay. Before joining MoJo, she worked as a purchaser for a local ship chandler and has years of experience in accounting offices. Her hobbies are reading, genealogy, traveling, and spending time with friends and family. You can reach her at aearlye@motherjones.com.

Beth Eisenstaedt is the deputy director of development and is based in the New York office. Before joining Mother Jones, Beth was a key fundraiser for several international NGOs dedicated to alleviating poverty in developing countries and protecting our environmental resources. She also managed exhibitions for a number of New York–based arts organizations.

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 NPR. Follow him on Twitter @markfollman.

Nikki Frick is the associate editor for research and copy for Reveal. She previously worked as a copy editor at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and held internships at the Boston Globe, the Los Angeles Times, and WashingtonPost.com. She has a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and was an American Copy Editors Society Aubespin scholar. Frick is based in Milwaukee.

Dan Friedman is a senior reporter at Mother Jones’ DC bureau. Dan previously reported for the New York Daily News, National Journal, and other publications. He is from Brookline, Massachusetts. Email him at dfriedman@motherjones.com or follow him on Twitter @dfriedman33.

Ian Gordon is Mother Jones’ editorial director for teams and coverage. In addition to working closely with reporters and editors to help surface ideas across beats, he also edits stories of all shapes and sizes for web and print. His reporting from Cuba, Guatemala, Venezuela, and elsewhere has appeared in ESPN the Magazine, Wired, and Slate, among others. Follow him on Twitter @id_gordon, and reach him at igordon@motherjones.com.

Nathan Halverson is a senior reporter and producer at the Center for Investigative Reporting. Learn more about his work at NathanHalverson.com.

Nadia Hamdan (she/her) is a producer for Reveal. She has worked on a range of investigative stories, from the post-Roe health care crisis and the deadly consequences of US gun laws to the debate around reparations for Black Americans. She was part of the team that won an Edward R. Murrow Award for exposing how an extreme voter-fraud law in Arizona put someone away for one year for what many see as normal voting behavior. Previously, Nadia was a reporter for Austin’s NPR station, where she was awarded the Texas Gavel Award from the State Bar of Texas for an investigation into why sexual assaults are so hard to prosecute in Austin. She has also won a national Public Media Journalists Association award and multiple Texas Associated Press Broadcasters awards. Most notably, she once conducted an entire interview while riding a mule through downtown Austin.

Emily Harris is Mother Jones’ director of finance. In addition to assisting the CFO with companywide financials, she manages IT and facilities. She joined the staff in 2018 after working in accounting in a variety of industries, including advertising and politics. Emily is an alumna of Mills College in Oakland, CA.

Garrison Hayes produces innovative short documentaries to his 270,000+ follower community, especially on TikTok, where he explores the hidden or forgotten corners of Black history, faith and politics, and his love of books. He was selected as a member of the Inaugural Class of Snap Inc.’s Black Creator Accelerator, and is currently Mother Jones’ video correspondent. He lives in Nashville.

Clint Hendler is a senior editor at Mother Jones. 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 lives in Pittsburgh and swims in its three rivers.

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.

Kate Howard is an editorial director at Reveal, based in Louisville, Kentucky. Previously, she was managing editor at the Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting and spent nearly 14 years as a reporter before that. She is a member of the board of directors of Investigative Reporters and Editors (IRE) and Louisville Public Media. Reach her at khoward@revealnews.org.

Sophie Hurwitz is a Ben Bagdikian editorial fellow covering politics and social movements at Mother Jones. Previously, Sophie covered education and the criminal-legal system for the St. Louis American, and worked as a fact-checker for New York magazine. Reach out to shurwitz@motherjones.com or @sophiehurwitz on Twitter.

Michael Johnson is a senior designer at Mother Jones. The Texas native previously worked at the Washington Post, Gannett, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, and the Herald-Journal in South Carolina. Reach him at mjohnson@motherjones.com.


Jonathan Jones is a reporter and producer for Reveal. In his two decades in journalism, he has produced a series of investigations on topics ranging from eminent domain to the energy transition. He was the lead reporter for Mississippi Goddam: The Ballad of Billey Joe, an award-winning seven-part series investigating the suspicious officer-involved death of a 17-year-old Black student. In 2018, Jones, along with colleagues at WNYC’s Snap Judgment, won Best Documentary Gold Award at the Third Coast International Audio Festival for “Counted: An Oakland Story,” which profiled those lost to violence in Oakland, California. In 2015, his exposé of Firestone’s operations during the Liberian Civil War for ProPublica and PBS Frontline was awarded two News & Documentary Emmy Awards for outstanding investigative journalism and outstanding research, as well as the top Investigative Reporters and Editors Award in the large multiplatform category. In 2013, he teamed up with A.C. Thompson of ProPublica and PBS Frontline on a yearlong investigation into abuse and neglect at the largest assisted-living company in the United States.

Marla Jones-Newman, vice president of people and culture, joined Mother Jones in January 2022 and brings a wealth of experience in shaping high-performing cultures, implementing robust professional development programs, and employing best human capital practices to attract and retain talent. Marla is committed to supporting, growing, and advocating for our vital workforce. She is an alumnus of the Maynard 200 Executive Leaders track. Marla can be reached at mjones-newman@motherjones.com.

Miguel Jose is Mother Jones’ information technology manager. He brings over eight years of experience in the IT and tech world and has worked for a wide range of tech companies ranging from small startups to major Silicon Valley enterprises. Miguel is also a passionate pilot who loves flying general aviation planes.

Young Kim is Mother Jones’ internal systems developer. Young’s manifold Mother Jones responsibilities include translating print content and special projects to the web. His hobbies include 3-D artwork and bad poetry.

Daniel King is Mother Jones’ standards and copy editor. He was previously the copy chief at Gizmodo Media Group and Fusion, and he has edited at the Village Voice, BuzzFeed NewsJazzTimes, and the San Francisco Chronicle. His writing has also appeared in the New Yorker. Reach him at dking@motherjones.com and @danielkingtime.

Jamilah King is an editorial director at Mother Jones. Previously, she was managing editor at BuzzFeed News, where she worked across business and editorial teams to build a revenue infrastructure. Before that, Jamilah was the race and justice reporter at Mother Jones and host of the Mother Jones Podcast, where her work was nominated for and won some very cool awards. A proud San Francisco native, Jamilah now spends most of her time in Brooklyn, where the rent is still high but the dog parks are quite nice.

Noah Lanard is a reporter in Mother Jones’ Washington, DC, bureau. Before joining Mother Jones, he was an editorial fellow at Washingtonian magazine. While living in Mexico City, his work appeared in the Guardian, Fusion, and Vice. Reach him at nlanard@motherjones.com.

Susanne Larsen is the development researcher for Mother Jones, splitting her time between the San Francisco office and the Oregon Coast. When she’s not working with the MoJo development team, she’s mostly hanging out with dogs. She previously worked with the Santa Fe Opera, George Washington University, and Willamette University. She can be reached at slarsen@motherjones.com.

Janelle Ledo is the HR coordinator at Mother Jones, helping onboard and offboard employees, answering questions on benefits, assisting the VP of people and culture, and ensuring that all our staff have the best work experience possible. Previously she was an HR administrator at URBN (Urban Outfitters, Anthropologie Group, Free People and Nuuly). Janelle and her partner Shelby live on the San Francisco peninsula and dote on their two cats, Stevie and Selkie.

Hannah Levintova is the special projects editor at Mother Jones. She reports on business, corporate accountability, debt, and financial inequality, and also leads the newsroom in building collaborative packages and investigations on these topics. She holds an MBA from Columbia Business School, where she was also a Knight-Bagehot Fellow in Business Journalism. Previously, she was a reporter in Mother Jones’ Washington, DC bureau covering politics and financial policy, and before that 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 hlevintova@motherjones.com and follow her on Twitter @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 plevy@motherjones.com and follow her on Twitter @pemalevy.

Melissa Lewis is a data reporter for Reveal. Her work has appeared in the Oregonian, the Los Angeles Times, and New York Times Magazine. She’s passionate about programming, data visualization, open source, Korean food, and libraries. You can reach her at mlewis@revealnews.org or via her website, melissa.news.

Serena Lin (she/her) is a Ben Bagdikian fellow covering labor issues and the justice system. Previously, she covered cops and courts in Austin, Texas, and Phoenix, Arizona. Contact her at slin@motherjones.com.

Julia Lurie is a senior reporter at Mother Jones who writes about child welfare, criminal justice, and addiction. She is a two-time finalist for the Livingston Award for Young Journalists and was a 2022 Nieman Fellow at Harvard University. Her work has been featured in the Atlantic, the Washington Post, and Newsweek, and on NPR. You can reach her at jlurie@motherjones.com.

Jamie Maloney is the senior marketing and media sales manager 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.

Nina Martin (she/her) is the features editor for Reveal, based in the San Francisco area. She has worked as an editor and reporter at numerous media outlets, including ProPublica, San Francisco and Health magazines, the Washington Post, the International Herald Tribune, and BabyCenter.

Julianne McShane is Mother Jones’ news and engagement writer, focusing on daily news coverage and stories at the intersection of gender and inequity. Previously, she was a breaking news reporter for NBC News Digital. She has also reported for the Washington Post, the New York Times, and the Guardian. Follow her on X @JulianneMcShane and reach her via email at jmcshane@motherjones.com.

Michael Mechanic is a senior editor at Mother Jones and author of Jackpot: How the Super-Rich Really Live—and How Their Wealth Harms Us All (April 2021, Simon & Schuster). Prior to MoJo, he was longtime managing editor for the weekly East Bay Express and a reporter and editor for other alt-weeklies and magazines, including the late Industry Standard. His writing has also appeared in the Atlantic, the Los Angeles Times, and Wired. He lives in Oakland with his wife and kids, a cat, a hedgehog, and too many musical instruments to master.

Chére Menard works in the San Francisco office as Mother Jones’ financial analyst. She earned a psychology degree from California State University, Stanislaus, and has had varied work experience from metal fabrication to food safety. She is an animal lover and an enthusiast of the outdoors, and she enjoys travel, food, and all forms of art, music, and culture.

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.

Julia Métraux (she/her) is a Ben Bagdikian Fellow and recent graduate of UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism. She is passionate about reporting on the lived experiences of disabled people and others who live with chronic health conditions, including some solutions to inequities. You can follow her on Twitter at @metraux_julia and send her emails at jmetraux@motherjones.com.

Samantha Michaels is a senior reporter at Mother Jones who writes about the criminal justice system. Before coming to San Francisco, she worked as a journalist in Burma and Indonesia. Her writing has been published by the Atlantic, Global Post, and Outside, among others. Got a tip? Reach her at smichaels@motherjones.com, and follow her on Twitter @sjmichaels.

Liliana Miramontes is Mother Jones’ communications and impact coordinator and is based in the Los Angeles area.

Daniel Moattar edits and writes for Mother Jones on money, work, justice, policing, and movement politics. He used to be MoJo’s research editor, managing its fellowships and heading research teams. He has reported for the Guardian, the American Prospect, Vice, and other outlets, and published reviews and essays in Guernica, the Baffler, and the Nation. Contact him at or on Twitter.

Jackie Flynn Mogensen is a reporter at Mother Jones’ New York City office. Before coming to Mother Jones, she earned a master’s degree in environmental communication from Stanford University and interned at the San Francisco Chronicle, where she focused on cannabis-related reporting and social media. You can reach Jackie at jmogensen@motherjones.com and follow her on Twitter @jackiefmogensen.

Emily Cozart Mohammed is Mother Jones’ vice president of development. Before joining Mother Jones she worked at The Guardian, Vote Solar, and Mother Jones in various fundraising roles, honing her ability to align philanthropic priorities with newsroom ambitions. A recovering lawyer, Emily lives in NYC and enjoys getting her family out of the city for some fresh air and outdoor adventures whenever possible. Reach her at ecozartmohammed@motherjones.com.

Grace Molteni is a senior designer at Mother Jones. Previously, she designed and illustrated at various marketing and advertising firms in Chicago for what felt like every brand under the sun. Follow her on Instagram for general musings and many #latergrams from her time living in Japan.


Michael Montgomery is a senior reporter and producer for Reveal who leads major collaborations and reports on America’s penal system, human rights and international trade, and labor exploitation. Previously he held staff positions at American Public Media, CBS News, and the Daily Telegraph, where he was a Balkans correspondent. Michael is a longtime member of the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists and a recipient of numerous national and international honors, among them Murrow, Peabody, IRE, duPont-Columbia, Third Coast, and Overseas Press Club awards. Contact him at mmontgomery@revealnews.org or @mdmontgomery.

Ruth Murai is the research editor at Mother Jones. She previously worked at Jane Doe Films, where she was an associate producer on Allen v. Farrow and On the Record. Email her at rmurai@motherjones.com and follow her on Twitter @ruthcmurai.

Sophie Murguia is the deputy managing editor at Mother Jones. Previously, she was the culture editor at Outside magazine and the research editor at Pacific Standard. Send her pitches and tips at smurguia@motherjones.com or find her on Twitter @sophiemurguia.

Tim Murphy is a national correspondent in Mother Jones’ New York office. He has covered freight-hopping, coal barons, and sinkholes for the magazine, but his work focuses on national politics. Email him with tips and insights at tmurphy@motherjones.com, or follow him on Twitter @timothypmurphy.

Mark Murrmann is Mother Jones’ photo director. 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.

Brett Myers is an interim executive producer at Reveal. His work has received more than 20 national honors, including a George Foster Peabody Award, a George Polk Award, eight Edward R. Murrow Awards, an Overseas Press Club Award, a Robert F. Kennedy Award, two Third Coast/Richard H. Driehaus Competition awards, and others. Before joining Reveal in 2017, he worked at Youth Radio co-producing stories with teenage reporters for NPR. A long time ago, Brett was named one of the 25 best American photographers under the age of 25. He lives in the Bay Area and loves bicycles.

Alex Nguyen (he/him) is an editorial fellow at Mother Jones. He is interested in investigating the relationship between power, politics, and the press through the analysis of media narratives. Alex most recently worked as a breaking news intern at the Daily Beast. Follow him @alexj_n on Twitter and contact him at anguyen@motherjones.com.

Maddie Oatman is a senior editor and writer at Mother Jones, based in the San Francisco office. She edits features and runs the magazine’s culture and food sections. Her writing has also appeared in Outside, the Rumpus, the San Francisco Chronicle, and The Best American Science and Nature Writing, among others. You can reach her at moatman@motherjones.com.

Inae Oh is the senior news and engagement editor at Mother Jones, where she focuses on breaking news, political blogging, and social media coverage. Prior to Mother Jones, she was the New York editor at Huffington Post. You can reach her at ioh@motherjones.com.

Brenden O’Hanlon is Mother Jones’ director of sales, eastern region. 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.

Madison Pauly is a reporter in Mother Jones’ San Francisco office, covering sexual violence, criminal justice, and gender. Follow her @msjpauly on Twitter or email her at mpauly@motherjones.com.

Missa Perron is the membership manager at the Center for Investigative Reporting. She holds a bachelor’s degree in international studies, Spanish literature and anthropology from Loyola University Chicago, a digital marketing certificate from General Assembly, and a professional certificate in marketing from UC Berkeley Extension.

Amanda Pike is the director of film and TV and head of Center for Investigative Reporting Studios. Recent films include the Netflix original documentary Victim/Suspect, which premiered at the 2023 Sundance Film Festival; The Grab, which premiered on opening night of the 2022 Toronto International Film Festival; and the Oscar-nominated short documentary Heroin(e) for Netflix, which premiered at Telluride. Her projects have garnered Emmy, Peabody, duPont-Columbia, and RFK awards, among others. Previously, she spent years producing documentaries around the world with a camera in hand. She is based in San Francisco.

Rob Pjetri is Mother Jones’ revenue operations manager. He most recently worked at Amazon, focusing on display advertising and marketing, and he’s deeply curious about how media shapes our lives and culture. Born and raised in New York, Rob is an incessant learner and a documentary geek. He loves diving into a wide variety of topics and will always pluck a guitar in his free time.

Steven Rascón is the production manager for Reveal. He has also produced the KQED podcast On Our Watch: New Folsom, a serial investigation into the death of two whistleblowers inside California’s most dangerous prison. Their reporting has aired on NPR stations such as Capital Public Radio, WHYY, and KCRW. He also helped produce the Peabody-nominated Reveal podcast series Mississippi Goddam. He holds a master’s degree in journalism from UC Berkeley.

David Ritsher is the senior editor for TV and documentaries for Reveal. He has produced and edited investigative documentaries for more than 25 years, on subjects ranging from loose nukes in Russia to Latino gangs in Northern California. His work has appeared on PBS, ABC News, National Geographic, Discovery, KQED, and other national broadcast outlets. Since joining the Center for Investigative Reporting in 2011, David has contributed technical creativity to numerous award-winning projects, including the feature documentary The Grab, which premiered at the 2022 Toronto Film Festival. Before CIR, he was the coordinating producer for Frontline/World for six broadcast seasons and championed its pioneering pre-YouTube efforts to publish original video journalism on the web.

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Jacob Rosenberg is an articles editor at Mother Jones. Previously, he was an associate editor at the Arkansas Times, an alt-weekly in Little Rock. He’s written for the Oxford American, the Guardian, and Aquarium Drunkard, among others. You can reach him at jrosenberg@motherjones.com.

Robert J. Rosenthal is CEO emeritus of the Center for Investigative Reporting. He joined Reveal as executive director in 2008, a position he held until 2017. Rosenthal worked for 22 years at the Philadelphia Inquirer, starting as a reporter and becoming its executive editor in 1998. He became managing editor of the San Francisco Chronicle in 2002. Before joining the Inquirer in 1979, Rosenthal worked as a reporter for the Boston Globe and the New York Times, where he was a news assistant on the foreign desk and an editorial assistant on the Pulitzer Prize–winning Pentagon Papers project. As a reporter, Rosenthal won numerous awards, including the Overseas Press Club Award for magazine writing, the Sigma Delta Chi Award for distinguished foreign correspondence, and the National Association of Black Journalists Award for Third World Reporting. Rosenthal has been a Pulitzer Prize judge four times and a Pulitzer Prize finalist in international reporting.

Lisa Schachter is the advancement officer for Mother Jones. She honed her skills within various nonprofit organizations in the Pacific Northwest, including Seattle Repertory Theatre and the University of Washington, as well as a New York-based nonfiction residency program.

Michael I Schiller has worked for the Center for Investigative Reporting since 2013 as a multimedia reporter, producer, and creative director. His work spans radio, animation, visual design, and documentary film. The Dead Unknown, a video series he directed about the crisis of America’s unidentified dead, earned a national News and Documentary Emmy Award, national Edward R. Murrow Award, and national Society of Professional Journalists Sigma Delta Chi Award. His animated documentary short film The Box, about youth solitary confinement, was honored with a video journalism award from the Society of Professional Journalists’ Northern California chapter, a San Francisco International Film Festival Golden Gate Award, and a New Orleans Film Festival special jury prize, and it was nominated for a national News and Documentary Emmy for new approaches.

Daniel Schulman is Mother Jones’ deputy editor, news and politics. He is the New York Times bestselling 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 dschulman@motherjones.com or follow him on Twitter @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 the New Republic. Reach him at jschulman@motherjones.com or on Twitter @jeremyschulman.

Dru Sefton is the office manager for all Mother Jones’ bureaus, based in San Francisco. She has a long reporting career in daily newsrooms, including the Kansas City Star, where she scored the first interview with President Clinton’s personal secretary Betty Currie, and USA Today, where she uncovered nationwide thefts of Baby Jesus statues from nativity scenes. Most recently she reported on public TV for Current, the national trade publication for public broadcasting.

Sydney Sims is Mother Jones’ senior development associate, based in the San Francisco office. Before joining MoJo, she studied human-environment interactions and ecology at Dartmouth College as an environmental studies major, and interned for the Public Interest Network graphics team. She can be reached at ssims@motherjones.com.

Marianne Szegedy-Maszak is the Washington editorial operations director 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 mszegedy@motherjones.com.

Sarah Szilagy is a Ben Bagdikian fellow based in Columbus, Ohio. After studying journalism and political science at Ohio State University, Sarah was a local news reporter in Columbus reporting on elections, courts, and police misconduct. In addition to politics, they’re keen on covering the US criminal justice system and mental health industry. Follow Sarah @sarahszilagy on Twitter or reach them at sszilagy@motherjones.com.

Yuki Tessitore-Vu is Mother Jones’ production manager. She was a founding member and publisher of Hyphen magazine, where she turned her love of investigative journalism into shining a spotlight on the complex and multifaceted world of Asian Americans. The New Orleans native previously worked at Mother Jones from 2001 until 2009. She can be reached at ytessitore-vu@motherjones.com.

Taki Telonidis has been with Reveal since 2016 and currently shares executive producer duties with Brett Myers. Previously, Taki helped Al Letson develop the public radio show State of the Re:Union. Taki was also the media producer for the Western Folklife Center, where he created more than 100 radio features for NPR’s All Things Considered, Weekend Edition, and other news magazines. He has produced and directed three documentaries for public television, including Healing the Warrior’s Heart, which explores the ancient spiritual traditions of our nation’s first warriors, Native Americans, and how they are being used to treat PTSD. Before moving to the West, Taki worked at NPR headquarters in Washington, where he was senior producer of Weekend All Things Considered between 1994 and 1998. His television and radio work has garnered a George Foster Peabody Award, three Rocky Mountain Emmy Awards, and the Overseas Press Club Award for breaking news. He is based in Salt Lake City.

Sam Van Pykeren is the digital producer at Mother Jones. He’s the one you might see making the silly little jokes on TikTok and Instagram—and our other award-winning video content.

Abby Vesoulis is a reporter in Mother Jones’ Washington bureau covering national politics. Before joining Mother Jones, she was a staff writer at TIME Magazine, where she reported on Congress and economic policy. As an Ohio-expat, Abby loves Ohio State football and Cincinnati-style chili. As a journalist, she loves writing about how the political decisions made in stuffy Senate basement hallways and beleaguered bureaucratic agencies affect you. Send her tips at avesoulis@motherjones.com and find her on Twitter @abbyvesoulis.

Adam Vieyra is the creative director at Mother Jones. He previously worked at San Diego CityBeat and The San Diego Union-Tribune. Adam’s work has been recognized by the Society for News Design (SND), the Society of Publication Designers (SPD), and AIGA. He lives in Oakland with his family. Reach him at avieyra@motherjones.com.

James West is Mother Jones’ executive editor in New York. Check out his six-part video series for our National Magazine Award–winning private prison exposé (and don’t miss the bit where he gets arrested). Find him on Twitter and Instagram.

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