Alex Weprin's picture

Alex Weprin is a senior editor for Capital's media desk. He also writes about TV.

Alexandria Neason's picture

Alexandria Neason writes about education for The Hechinger Report. She is a graduate of Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism and a former high school English language arts teacher.

Amanda M. Fairbanks's picture

Amanda M. Fairbanks is an education writer. She previously worked in the editorial department of The New York Times and covered higher education for The Huffington Post. Her writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Boston Globe, Newsweek, Education Week, and The East Hampton Star.

Andrew Weber's picture

Andrew Weber is the assistant production editor for Capital New York.

Azi Paybarah's picture

Azi Paybarah is a reporter for Capital. He has covered politics for The New York Observer, WNYC, The New York Sun and the New York Press.

Bill Mahoney's picture

Bill Mahoney is a reporter at Capital's Albany bureau, working on analysis of campaign finance and lobbying filings, legislation and other public data sources.

Blake Zeff's picture

Blake Zeff is a former presidential campaign aide to Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton and a former aide to Chuck Schumer and Eric Schneiderman.

Brendan Cheney's picture

Brendan Cheney reports on New York politics and policy, specializing in data analysis and visualization. He is a former senior policy analyst for Christine Quinn and a former budget and policy analyst for the New York City Independent Budget Office.

Cally Stolbach's picture

Cally Stolbach is the Director of Business Development at Capital New York. Prior to joining Capital, Cally was the Director of Sales Strategy & Operations at POLITICO. She was on the POLITICO sales team for just shy of three years, working to help develop new processes, products and opportunities for the sales team. Before POLITICO, Cally worked at Ogilvy Worldwide and Starcom MediaVest Group.

Colby Hamilton's picture

Colby Hamilton is a freelance reporter. He formerly wrote about politics for WNYC. You can follow him on Twitter: @bcolbyhamilton

Dan Goldberg's picture

Dan Goldberg reports on city politics, focusing on hospitals and health care for Capital. Check out my health care newsletter, an early-morning email full of scoops and storylines that will inform the daily conversation in New York among health-industry insiders

Dan Rosenblum's picture

Dan Rosenblum is a regular contributor to Capital. He has written for The Jersey Journal, The Mott Haven Herald and the Hunts Point Express. Read more at

Dana Rubinstein's picture

Dana Rubinstein is a reporter for Capital. She has written for Bloomberg Businessweek, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, the New York Observer, and the Brooklyn Paper.

David Giambusso's picture

David Giambusso covers energy and the environment in NYC for Capital New York. He previously covered Newark politics for The Star-Ledger.

David Roth's picture

David Roth is a writer from New Jersey who lives in New York. He is a co-founder of The Classical, writes the "Mercy Rule" column for Vice, and co-writes the "Daily Fix" blog-column for The Wall Street Journal.

Eliza Shapiro's picture

Eliza Shapiro reports on city politics and education for Capital.

Gillian Reagan's picture

Gillian Reagan is managing editor at Capital. She joined the team for the site's launch in May 2010. She was previously media editor at The Business Insider and a reporter for The New York Observer. Her writing has also appeared in the New York Times and Bloomberg Businessweek.

Greg Hanlon's picture

Greg Hanlon is a writer and reporter whose sports writing has appeared in The New York Times and on Slate. He is currently working on a book about the 1986 Giants Super Bowl season. He lives in Brooklyn, and his email is greg.hanlon[at]

Harry Stevens is a reporter for the New York World.

Howard Megdal's picture

Howard Megdal is Writer At Large for Capital New York, and currently contributes to USA Today Sports Weekly, Sports Illustrated and Vice Sports. His books include The Baseball Talmud, Taking the Field and Wilpon's Folly. His book on the Cardinals will be published by St. Martin's Press in October 2015. Follow Howard on Twitter @HowardMegdal.

Jake Brooks's picture

Ex-editor turned this: Chief Strategist and Project Director of Hazan+Company, a design firm in Brooklyn, NY. Read more by me here.

Jason Horowitz is a reporter for the Washington Post.

Jeremy Barr's picture

Jeremy Barr covers media for Capital New York. He has written for Poynter's news blog and interned for Agence France-Presse.

Jessica Bakeman's picture

Jessica Bakeman reports on politics and education policy in Capital's Albany bureau.

Jim VandeHei's picture

Jim is CEO and President of Capital New York.

Jim Windolf's picture

Jim Windolf is a contributing editor at Vanity Fair and senior consulting editor at M magazine. Follow him on Twitter: @jimwindolf

JoAnne Wasserman's picture

Joanne Wasserman is a senior editor for Capital. She was the Brooklyn borough chief at the New York Daily News, where she spent 27 years.

Joe Pompeo's picture

Joe Pompeo is a senior reporter at Capital, where he covers media. He was previously a reporter at Yahoo News, Business Insider and The New York Observer.

John Appezzato's picture

John Appezzato joins Capital New York as a senior editor after 14 years at The Star-Ledger in Newark, N.J., where he was the night metro editor. Appezzato lives in Rahway, N.J.

Josefa Velasquez's picture

Josefa Velasquez reports on politics in Albany. She previously worked for the Associated Press.

Josh Benson's picture

Josh Benson is a co-founder and co-editor of Capital. He was previously an editor and reporter at The New York Observer, and he wrote about New Jersey for The New York Times.

Josh Robin is a political reporter and anchor at NY1.

Katharine Jose's picture

Katharine Jose is a current student of Community and Regional Planning at the University of Texas-Austin School of Architecture. She has written about politics, infrastructure, environment, development, natural disasters, and more for Capital, and The New York Times, among other publications.

Katherine Lehr's picture

Katherine Lehr is Vice President of Operations at Capital New York. She was previously Executive Director of Editorial Operations at POLITICO and an editor at The Hotline. Katherine, a graduate of the University of Colorado at Boulder, lives in Manhattan.

Kelly Weill's picture

Kelly Weill writes about real estate, land use, and infrastructure for Capital.

Ken Doctor's picture

Ken Doctor is a Capital New York contributing writer, media business analyst, president of Newsonomics, and author of Newsonomics: Twelve Trends That Will Shape the News You Get.

Laura Nahmias's picture

Laura Nahmias reports on politics for Capital's Albany bureau.

Lauren Englander's picture

Lauren Englander is the Director of Account Management for Capital New York. She joins Capital New York from POLITICO, the parent company of Capital New York. During her time at POLITICO she helped to launch POLITICO Pro, a subscription service dedicated to policy professionals. Englander has worked at The Corporate Executive Board as an Account Manager in the Key Accounts division, managing a portfolio of Fortune 500 organizations.

She was born and raised in Dallas, TX and has spent the last six years in DC prior to moving to New York in October of 2013. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking, traveling, and volunteering.

Leela de Kretser's picture

Leela de Kretser is a media consultant in New York City and the author of a weekly column for Capital on the media. She is the former publisher of DNAinfo, worked with Michael Wolff on his biography of Rupert Murdoch, and has been a reporter and editor with News Corp. papers in Australia and the U.S.

Liz Benjamin hosts "Capital Tonight" on YNN stations across upstate New York. She previously covered New York politics for the Times Union and the Daily News.

Maggie Haberman's picture

Maggie Haberman is a senior political reporter at POLITICO.

Matt Johnson's picture

I like programming and websites and news. They're okay.

Mike Allen's picture

Mike Allen is the chief White House correspondent for Politico.

Minty Grover's picture

Minty Grover is a freelance journalist who lives in New York. She has written for publications in Mumbai and Singapore, and her work has appeared in City Limits as well as the New York Times blog, The Local.

Nicole Levy's picture

Nicole Levy covers media, particularly the magazine industry, for Capital New York.

Peter Sterne's picture

Peter Sterne reports on media for Capital New York and edits the Capital Pro newsletter. He was previously an intern at The New York Observer and the Columbia Journalism Review.

Reid Pillifant's picture

Reid Pillifant is the deputy editor of Capital. He was previously an editor and reporter at the New York Observer. Contact him at reid[at]

Robert Hardt Jr.'s picture

Bob Hardt is the political director and executive producer at NY1 News. An amateur classical pianist as a youth, Hardt became obsessed with opera after taking a required course in Music Humanities at Columbia College.

Ryan Hutchins's picture

Ryan Hutchins is a reporter covering real estate, transit and politics for Capital New York. He previously covered New Jersey politics for The Star-Ledger.

Sarah Laskow's picture

Sarah Laskow is a freelance reporter living in New York City. As a staff writer at the Center for Public Integrity, she covered money and politics, coal mining, and homeland security. Her work has appeared in, Politico, and The American Prospect.

Scott Waldman's picture

Scott Waldman reports on state politics for Capital, with a focus on energy and the environment.

Sean Augustine-Obi's picture

Sean is an intern reporter for Capital's media desk. He is currently studying economics and English at Columbia University.

Starlee Kine's picture

Starlee Kine is a a frequent contributor to PRI's This American Life and has written for The New York Times Magazine and the Vulture. She loves television, as do most radio people that she knows.

Steve Kornacki's picture

Steve Kornacki is the host of MSNBC's "Up with Steve Kornacki." He’s previously written about politics for Salon, The New York Observer and Roll Call, and his work has also appeared in The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal and on The Daily Beast.

Terry Golway's picture

Terry Golway teaches history at Kean University, and is the author of Washington's General: Nathanael Greene and the Triumph of the American Revolution, So Others Might Live and Together We Cannot Fail: FDR and the American Presidency in Years of Crisis. He was a member of the Times editorial board and city editor of The New York Observer.

Tom McGeveran's picture

Tom McGeveran is a co-founder and editor of Capital. He's previously served as Editor of The New York Observer and has also worked at The New York Blade.

Will Brunelle's picture

Will Brunelle reports on politics for Capital's Albany bureau.