News & Editorial

  • Stephen G. Smith

    Stephen G. Smith

    Editor

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    Stephen G. Smith is Editor of the Washington Examiner. He has served as top editor of U.S. News & World Report, executive editor of Newsweek, editor of the Nation section of Time, editor of National Journal, and was founding editor of Civilization magazine. He has served as Washington bureau chief for the Houston Chronicle, Washington news editor for Knight Ridder newspapers, and an editor and reporter for the Boston Globe and the Philadelphia Inquirer. He is an alumnus of the University of Pennsylvania.

  • 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.

  • Charles Hoskinson

    Charles Hoskinson

    Opinion Editor

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    Charles Hoskinson is Opinion Editor of the Washington Examiner. He previously worked as an editor for Politico, Congressional Quarterly and Agence France-Presse and covered congressional affairs, defense and foreign policy. He is a former Army officer and a graduate of George Washington University and the University of South Florida.

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

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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 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.

  • Kelly Cohen

    Kelly Cohen

    Watchdog Reporter

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    Kelly Cohen is a Watchdog Reporter for the Washington Examiner. She is a graduate of the University of Missouri.

Opinion

Visuals

  • Steve Doty

    Steve Doty

    Senior Video Journalist/WEXTv Coordinator

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    Steve Doty is a video journalist with the Washington Examiner. 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.

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