Our Advisory Board

Members of the advisory board provide strategic advice to NewsGuard. They play no role in the determinations of ratings or the Nutrition Label write ups of websites.

  • Tom Ridge, the first Secretary of Homeland Security (George W. Bush administration)
  • Richard Stengel, former editor of Time magazine and Undersecretary of State for Public Diplomacy (Obama administration)
  • (Ret.) General Michael Hayden, former Director of the CIA, former Director of the National Security Agency and former Principal Deputy Director of National Intelligence (George W. Bush administration)
  • Don Baer, chairman of Burson, Cohn & Wolfe and former White House Communications Director (Clinton administration)
  • Elise Jordan, political analyst, NBC, and former speechwriter for Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice
  • John Battelle, co-founding editor of Wired and founding chief executive of Industry Standard magazines
  • Jessica Lessin, founder and editor-in-chief of The Information