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Our Staff
Our Staff
  • Publisher
    Allbritton Journalism Institute (NOTUS)
    Husband, Dad, Jet Pilot. Passionate about quality journalism. Empowering the next generation of impactful journalists.
  • Managing Editor
    Allbritton Journalism Institute (NOTUS)
    Previously politics editor for BuzzFeed News, senior editor for Politico States and many things at National Journal.
  • Reporter & AJI Fellow
    Allbritton Journalism Institute (NOTUS)
    Covered Black issues at the Real News Network and Afro American Newspapers, and LGBTQ issues at the Washington Blade. Merill made.
  • Education Director
    Allbritton Journalism Institute
    Ex-Politico, National Journal, McClatchy. Side hustles with think tanks, startups & a psych lab. Yes, those are her drums.
  • Copy Chief
    Allbritton Journalism Institute (NOTUS)
    Former online copy and research director at Vanity Fair. MFA in creative nonfiction. Perpetual fact-checker with an affection for tie-dye.
  • Reporter & AJI Fellow
    Allbritton Journalism Institute (NOTUS)
    Previously with WSJ, AP, Bloomberg. New Yawk accent if she’s mad at you. Has cheese curds and the Milwaukee Bucks on the mind.
  • Senior Editor
    Allbritton Journalism Institute (NOTUS)
    Previously an editor and reporter at HuffPost. Colorado native, DC resident, e-bike enthusiast.
  • Creative Director
    Allbritton Journalism Institute (NOTUS)
    Previously with Protocol, San Francisco Chronicle, and Houston Chronicle. Hails from Fog City and Rainy City. Co-creator of “We Are Bruce Lee” exhibit in SF.
  • Senior Editor
    Allbritton Journalism Institute (NOTUS)
    Previously with Vanity Fair, HuffPost and Vox. California raised and The Badger Herald educated. Elaine Benes groupie.
  • Reporter
    Allbritton Journalism Institute (NOTUS)
    Previously with Axios covering the politics of reproductive health. Born and raised in Venezuela. Taylor Swift enthusiast.
  • Editor in Chief
    Allbritton Journalism Institute (NOTUS)
    Former editor in chief of Protocol, National Journal, Politico Pro and The Stanford Daily.
  • Reporter & AJI Fellow
    Allbritton Journalism Institute (NOTUS)
    Former NPR member station reporter in Tennessee and #Duuuval Florida. USC Annenberg-trained. Raised in the Tucson desert.
  • Student Coordinator
    Allbritton Journalism Institute
    Previously with CNN, Politico, Reuters. Medill trained, Chicagoland raised. Usually with a coffee in hand and a book in her bag.
  • Reporter & AJI Fellow
    Allbritton Journalism Institute (NOTUS)
    Previously with ABC News, Fox News, CNN, and sanangelo.news. A native of San Angelo, Texas, Hernandez graduated from Trinity University.
  • Managing Editor for Longform
    Allbritton Journalism Institute (NOTUS)
    Former editor of The Washington Post Magazine, National Journal magazine, and The New Republic.
  • Reporter & AJI Fellow
    Allbritton Journalism Institute (NOTUS)
    Former politics reporter at The Arizona Republic. Before that, a Mideast journalist with The Media Line. Georgetown undergrad, UT-Austin grad.
  • Reporter
    Allbritton Journalism Institute (NOTUS)
    Energy and environment reporter. Stories in the Washington Post, New York Times, Atlantic, WIRED, the Wall Street Journal, and others. Also writes a food newsletter.
  • Reporter & AJI Fellow
    Allbritton Journalism Institute (NOTUS)
    Previously with the Moulton Advertiser. Graduate of the Moody Bible Institute. Baltimore born; ‘Bama raised. Picker of bluegrass. War Eagle. Go Braves.
  • Reporter
    Allbritton Journalism Institute (NOTUS)
    Previously a reporter at BuzzFeed News, Vice News and CNN. Has an Emmy but isn’t one of those people who brings it up.
  • Reporter & AJI Fellow
    Allbritton Journalism Institute (NOTUS)
    Report for America alum, Mizzou alum, Texan, former data reporter, current book nerd, dog mom and podcast host.
  • Managing Editor
    Allbritton Journalism Institute (NOTUS)
    Formers: Reporting and editing with Axios, BuzzFeed News, Politico. Hill rat at heart. Professional parallel parker and amateur astrologer.
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    Blend Qatipi
    Chief Technology Officer
    Allbritton Journalism Institute
    Former CTO of Politico. Previously Alexander Street Press, CQ Roll Call and Congressional Quarterly.
  • Reporter & AJI Fellow
    Allbritton Journalism Institute (NOTUS)
    Previously with News 12 Connecticut and NABJ’s Student Projects. CT native and NYU grad. Hip-hop connoisseur and fashion police.
  • Reporter
    Allbritton Journalism Institute (NOTUS)
    Previously a White House correspondent for McClatchy and a political reporter for Roll Call, National Journal and The Sentinel newspaper. Not from Pennsylvania.
  • Reporter & AJI Fellow
    Allbritton Journalism Institute (NOTUS)
    Army officer turned reporter. MA in Journalism from American University and former on-air investigative producer. Outdoors and fitness addict. Go Army, Beat Navy
  • Reporter
    Allbritton Journalism Institute (NOTUS)
    Longtime Washington journalist focused on the behind-the-scenes forces shaping politics. Media startup enthusiast! Former reporter at Politico and others.
  • Reporter & AJI Fellow
    Allbritton Journalism Institute (NOTUS)
    Previously with National Journal, NPR and USA Today. Before that, just a small town girl from the Golden State. Catch her on a hiking trail.
  • Reporter
    Allbritton Journalism Institute (NOTUS)
    Previously covered a half-dozen beats across all three branches of government. Ex-WSJ, ex-Politico reporter. Author of the book “Means of Control.”
  • Reporter
    Allbritton Journalism Institute (NOTUS)
    Formerly with CNN and The Dispatch. Spends too much time in Capitol hallways. Science fiction enthusiast.
  • Reporter
    Allbritton Journalism Institute (NOTUS)
    Previously with CNN and PBS NewsHour. Chicago made and politics raised. A closeted Pisces and very public Beyoncé connoisseur.
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