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  • Hugo Gurdon

    Hugo Gurdon

    Editorial Director

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    Hugo Gurdon is Editorial Director of the Washington Examiner. He is the former editor in chief of The Hill. Gurdon previously served as an editor and reporter at the Daily Telegraph of London and the National Post of Canada. His writing has also appeared in such publications as The Wall Street Journal (Europe), the Financial Times and The Guardian.

  • Mark Tapscott

    Mark Tapscott

    Executive Editor

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    Mark Tapscott is Executive Editor of the Washington Examiner. He oversees the daily work of the newspaper's special reporting team. He was inducted into the National Freedom of Information Act Hall of Fame in 2006. Before joining the Examiner in 2006, he started and led the Heritage Foundation's Computer-Assisted Research and Reporting Boot Camps. He formerly held editing and reporting positions with the Journal Newspapers and the Washington Times.

  • Ryan Teague Beckwith

    Ryan Teague Beckwith

    News Editor

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    Ryan Teague Beckwith is News Editor for the Washington Examiner. A part-time journalism teacher at Georgetown University's School of Continuing Studies, he previously worked at Digital First Media, CQ Roll Call and the Raleigh (N.C.) News & Observer.

  • Jennifer Peebles

    Jennifer Peebles

    Digital Editor

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    Jennifer Peebles is Digital Editor of the Washington Examiner and has previously served as its managing editor, managing editor/digital and data editor. She was the 2009 winner of the John Aubuchon Freedom of Information Award from Capitolbeat and the 2009 winner of the Open Doors Award given by the Fort Worth Pro Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. She previously served as government editor of The (Nashville) Tennessean newspaper. She is a graduate of Vanderbilt University.

  • Cathy Gainor

    Cathy Gainor

    Deputy News Editor

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    Cathy Gainor is Deputy News Editor of the Washington Examiner. She has previously served as Assistant Managing Editor/News at the Examiner, as well as business editor of the Washington Times and associate editor of the Baltimore Business Journal.

  • Joana Suleiman

    Joana Suleiman

    Production Editor

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    Joana Suleiman is Production Editor of the Washington Examiner. She has previously held management positions including Assistant Managing Editor and Design Editor. As a reporter, she covered events including the Sept. 11 terrorist attack on the Pentagon.

  • Philip Klein

    Philip Klein

    Opinion Editor

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    Philip Klein is opinion editor of the Washington Examiner. He has formerly served as Washington correspondent for the American Spectator and a reporter for Reuters news service. He is a graduate of George Washington University and holds a master's degree in journalism from Columbia University. He is the author of "Conservative Survival in the Romney Era."

Columnists

News

Watchdog

  • Mark Flatten

    Mark Flatten

    Senior Watchdog Reporter

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    Mark Flatten is a Senior Watchdog Reporter for the Washington Examiner. His coverage of the ongoing problems at the Department of Veterans Affairs earned him a 2014 Deadline Award from the D.C. chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists along with the American Legion's Fourth Estate Award. He previously served as an investigative and political reporter for three Arizona newspapers. Among his many citations there are the 2011 Arizona Newspaper Association's Freedom of Information Award, the 2010 Society of Professional Journalists' First Amendment Award, and the 2005 Arizona Press Club Don Bolles Award for Investigative Journalism.

  • Luke Rosiak

    Luke Rosiak

    Senior Watchdog Reporter/Data Editor

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    Luke Rosiak is a Senior Watchdog Reporter for the Washington Examiner and its Data Editor. Previously, he reported for the Washington Times and the Washington Post and was a member of the Sunlight Foundation Reporting Group.

  • Richard Pollock

    Richard Pollock

    Senior Watchdog Reporter

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    Richard Pollock is a Senior Watchdog Reporter for the Washington Examiner. The former Washington bureau chief for PJ Media, Pollock spent nearly a decade with ABC News as Washington producer for "Good Morning America." He also served as senior producer for "Fox News Sunday" with Tony Snow.

Opinion

Visuals

  • Steve Doty

    Steve Doty

    Senior Video Journalist/WEXTv Coordinator

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    Steve Doty is Senior Video Journalist with the Washington Examiner and WEXTv Coordinator. He previously worked as a general assignment reporter with the NBC affiliate in Lansing, Mich., WILX-TV. He is a graduate of Arizona State University's Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communications.

  • Graeme Jennings

    Graeme Jennings

    Photographer

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    Graeme Jennings is Photographer for the Washington Examiner.

  • Lisa Ruhl

    Lisa Ruhl

    Video Journalist

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    Lisa Ruhl is a Video Journalist for the Washington Examiner. She previously worked at Discovery Studios and got her master's degree in journalism at Arizona State University's Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication.

  • Ed Sykes

    Ed Sykes

    Video Journalist

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    Ed Sykes is a Video Journalist for the Washington Examiner. He previously served as state capitol bureau chief in Richmond for WVIR-TV Channel 29, the NBC affiliate in Charlottesville, Va. In 2013, he was honored by the Virginia Association of Broadcasters for outstanding sports coverage. He is an alumnus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Production and Design

  • Karen Lomax

    Karen Lomax

    Senior Designer

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    Karen Lomax is Senior Designer for the Washington Examiner and MediaDC. She has been an art director, graphic designer and production artist for Rodale Press, Alaska Airlines Magazine and her own creative firm. Her designs have been honored by the Society of Professional Journalists.

  • Elliot Smilowitz

    Elliot Smilowitz

    Senior Web Producer and Staff Writer

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    Elliot Smilowitz is Senior Web Producer and Staff Writer for the Washington Examiner. He previously served at sports editor and page designer for the Examiner, and as intern program coordinator and technology correspondent for United Press International. He is a graduate of American University.

  • Chris Henderson

    Chris Henderson

    Designer

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    Chris Henderson is a Designer for the Washington Examiner and MediaDC. He has previously served as production manager and graphic designer for You Health Magazine and done extensive freelance design work. He is a graduate of Coastal Carolina University.

  • Justin Green

    Justin Green

    Online Editor

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    Justin Green is Online Editor for the Washington Examiner. He was born in Texas, grew up in Colorado and Nebraska, and previously edited David Frum's blog at the Daily Beast.

  • Meghana Kurup

    Meghana Kurup

    Web Producer

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    Meghana Kurup is a Web Producer for the Washington Examiner. She has previously served as an editor at the Times of India in Mumbai and a copy editor at Stars and Stripes.

  • Michael Glennon

    Michael Glennon

    Web Producer

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    Michael Glennon is a Web Producer for the Washington Examiner. He is a former page designer for the Examiner and was editor of its Wheels section.

  • John Irons

    John Irons

    Web Producer

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    John Irons is a Web Producer for the Washington Examiner. He has previously served as a graphic designer for CQ Roll Call and the Memphis Commercial Appeal newspaper.

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