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Alex Weprin is deputy editor for POLITICO Media. He also writes about TV.

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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.

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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.

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Andrew Weber is the assistant production editor for POLITICO States.

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

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

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

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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.

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Bruce Ritchie is a reporter for POLITICO Florida.

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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.

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

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Dan Goldberg reports on city politics, focusing on hospitals and health care for POLITICO New York. 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

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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

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

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

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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.

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Eliza Shapiro reports on city politics and education for POLITICO New York.

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Gillian Reagan is managing editor at POLITICO States. She joined the team for the launch of Capital New York 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.

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Gloria Pazmino reports on city politics for POLITICO New York.

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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]

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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 February 2016. Follow Howard on Twitter @HowardMegdal.

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Jeremy Barr is associate editor for POLITICO Media. He has written for Poynter's news blog and interned for Agence France-Presse.

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Jessica Bakeman reports on politics and education policy for POLITICO Florida.

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Jim is CEO and President of Capital New York.

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

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Jimmy Vielkind is chief of POLITICO New York's Albany bureau.

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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.

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Joe Pompeo is a senior reporter at POLITICO Media. He was previously a reporter at Yahoo News, Business Insider and The New York Observer.

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Joey Francilus is a reporter for POLITICO Florida. He is based in Miami.

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John Appezzato is a senior editor at POLITICO States. Previously, he served for 14 years at The Star-Ledger in Newark, N.J., where he was the night metro editor. Appezzato lives in Rahway, N.J.

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

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

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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.

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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.

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Katherine Rojas is production assistant for POLITICO States.

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

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Kelsey Sutton covers the media business for POLITICO Media and leads the POLITICO Media Pro morning newsletter. She was previously a Dow Jones News Fund business reporting intern at Capital New York. Follow her on Twitter at @kelseymsutton or email her at

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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.

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Laura Nahmias reports on City Hall for POLITICO New York.

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Lauren is POLITICO Massachusetts' Playbook writer and a reporter.

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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.

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Linh Tat is a reporter for POLITICO New Jersey.

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Maggie Haberman is a senior political reporter at POLITICO.

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Marc Caputo is POLITICO Florida's Playbook writer.

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Margaret Ramirez is a freelance writer who has covered immigration, health, education and religion for Newsday, the Los Angeles Times and the Chicago Tribune. She lives in New York City with her twin daughters.

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Matt Friedman is POLITICO New Jersey's Playbook writer, and a reporter.

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Mike Allen is the chief White House correspondent for Politico.

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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.

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Natasha is a reporter for POLITICO Illinois and POLITICO Illinois' Playbook writer.

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

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Peter Sterne covers the digital media industry for POLITICO Media. He was previously an intern at the New York Observer and the Columbia Journalism Review. Follow him on Twitter @petersterne.

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

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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.

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Ryan Hutchins is POLITICO's New Jersey bureau chief. He writes about a broad range of politics and policy issues. He was previously a statehouse reporter for The Star-Ledger and, most recently, wrote about real estate policy, transportation and infrastructure for Capital New York.

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Sam Schulz is a senior editor for POLITICO States. She was previously a news editor at NBC — most recently running digital coverage of U.S. and world news for its owned stations — and has reported on litigation and the law.

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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.

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

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

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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.

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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.


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Terry Golway is a senior editor at POLITICO States. He 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.

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

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Will Brunelle reports on politics for POLITICO New York's Albany bureau.