Our Team

Co-CEOs Steven Brill and Gordon Crovitz are veteran journalists and news entrepreneurs. Steve founded The American Lawyer, Court TV, and the Yale Journalism Initiative. Gordon was publisher of The Wall Street Journal and a columnist for the paper. Together, they have supervised thousands of journalists around the world. They were co-CEOs and co-founders of Press+, which was sold to RR Donnelley.


Sarah Brandt

Vice President of News Literacy Outreach

Cynthia Brill

General Counsel

Eric Effron

Editorial Director

Anna-Sophie Harling

Vice President of Business Development

Matt Skibinski

General Manager

Carter Stone

Vice President of Strategic Partnerships

James Warren

Executive Editor

Amy Westfeldt

Managing Editor


Peggy Ackermann

Senior Editor

Macaela J. Bennett

Staff Analyst

Yemile Bucay

Staff Analyst

Joe Danielewicz

Staff Analyst

Melissa Goldin

Staff Analyst

John Gregory

Staff Analyst

Evan Haddad

Staff Analyst

Kate Harloe

Staff Analyst

Juliet Kleber

Staff Fact-Checker

Kendrick McDonald

Staff Analyst


Lillian Childress

Contributing Analyst

St├ęphanie Fillion

Contributing Analyst

Sam Howard

Contributing Analyst

Jennie Kamin

Contributing Analyst

Bron Maher

Contributing Analyst

Grace Niewijk

Contributing Analyst

Virginia Padovese

Contributing Analyst

Sophia Tewa

Contributing Analyst

Crystal Yednak

Contributing Analyst


John Choe

Principal Engineer

Kevin Kraynick

Director of Product Development

Monika Sinha

QA & DevOps Engineering Lead