* McClatchy Newspapers/News Sites *

 

Title Name/Email Work Phone
News Editor Beryl Adcock
badcock@mcclatchydc.com
202-383-6056

Beryl Adcock interacts with readers via social media, mobile and newsletters, and communicates with McClatchy's newsrooms about coverage plans.

Before she joined the bureau in 1998, she spent 13 years as a copy editor and copy desk chief at The Charlotte Observer and five years at the Florida Times-Union. She was one of the first recipients of the Knight Foundation Fellowship for Copy Editors at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, in 1997.

Foreign Affairs Correspondent Hannah Allam
hallam@mcclatchydc.com
202-383-6186

Hannah Allam is a national correspondent for McClatchy Newspapers, covering foreign affairs and the State Department.

She formerly covered the Middle East and Islamic world as bureau chief in Cairo, Egypt. She also spent more than two years reporting on the war in Iraq as Baghdad bureau chief. She was named "Journalist of the Year 2004" by the National Association of Black Journalists. Knight Ridder recognized her war coverage with a Journalism Excellence Award in 2004 and the John S. Knight Gold Medal in 2005.

The Overseas Press Club awarded Allam and two colleagues from the Baghdad bureau its Hal Boyle Award for best newspaper reporting from abroad in 2005. She joined the Washington bureau's foreign staff in 2003.

Washington Bureau Chief Cheryl Carpenter
ccarpenter@mcclatchydc.com
202-383-6053

In November 2015, Cheryl Carpenter became the Washington Bureau Chief, leading the work of 40 reporters and editors in Washington. Carpenter was previously managing editor of The Charlotte Observer for a decade. As a veteran newsroom leader, she oversaw work that won two prestigious Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Awards and three projects honored as finalists for the Pulitzer Prize. Carpenter has been a Pulitzer judge, presented at national and international journalism events, and was a Nieman Fellow at Harvard University. She has held nearly every job in a newsroom, starting as a reporter for her hometown newspaper, the Gaston (N.C.) Gazette, where her coverage ranged from the police beat to politics. She joined The Charlotte Observer 32 years ago, taking on positions from copy editor to state editor to business editor on her path to managing editor.

National Editor Barbara Barrett
bbarrett@mcclatchydc.com
202-383-8012

Barbara Barrett is a national editor for McClatchy, supervising correspondents who cover Washington for the chain's 30 newspapers. Previously she was the bureau's regional editor.

She came to Washington in 2006 and previously served as the regional correspondent for the Charlotte Observer and The News & Observer of Raleigh, N.C. She has been a reporter and editor at The N&O, the St. Petersburg Times, the York Daily Record and the Battle Creek Enquirer.

She won the Washington Press Foundation's David Lynch Award for regional reporting in 2011. In the past, she's won an Associated Press Managing Editors Association award for her work on returning war veterans and was on the team that was a Pulitzer finalist for coverage of Hurricane Floyd in 1999.

She has won awards for investigative, feature and sports writing, and is a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism.

News Editor Mike Bold
mbold@mcclatchydc.com
202-383-8017

Mike Bold is the news editor of the McClatchy Washington Bureau, producing the daily news budget, helping to coordinate the website and taking over as night editor.

He was regional editor in the Washington Bureau from 2006 to 2011. He was news editor in the McClatchy Washington Bureau from 1998 to 2006, directing national and regional coverage.

During the Iraq war, he coordinated coverage from all the McClatchy papers. He came from The Sacramento Bee, his hometown newspaper, where he was national editor. He previously worked on the national desks of the San Jose Mercury News and The Dallas Morning News, and for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. He's a graduate of the University of Missouri.

White House Correspondent Lesley Clark
lclark@mcclatchydc.com
202-383-6054

Lesley Clark covers the White House for McClatchy Newspapers.

She arrived in Washington in 2006 as a regional reporter for the Miami Herald, and later the Bradenton Herald as well. She was assigned to cover the White House in July 2011.

Before coming to Washington, she worked for the Miami Herald in Tallahassee and Miami, covering state government and politics. She was a contributor to the Herald's Pulitzer Prize for breaking news reporting in 2000 and a contributor to the Herald's coverage of the earthquake in Haiti, which was a finalist for the Pulitzer.

Correspondent Sean Cockerham
scockerham@mcclatchydc.com
202-383-6016

Sean Cockerham covers energy, resource development and the Interior Department for McClatchy Newspapers, based in Washington, D.C.

Cockerham covered Sarah Palin and Alaska politics before joining the D.C. bureau. He previously worked for the Tacoma News Tribune, including coverage of the war in Iraq.

Since joining the bureau Cockerham's coverage has ranged from Congress to the presidential campaign trail to the resurgence and troubles of New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina.

Cockerham has won regional and national awards from the Society of Professional Journalists and the Association of Capitol Reporters and Editors, as well as a McClatchy President's award.

Digital News Developer Danny Dougherty
ddougherty@mcclatchydc.com
202-383-0015

Danny Dougherty is a digital news developer with the Washington Bureau. Before coming to McClatchy, he was a graphics reporter with Bloomberg, the Pew Charitable Trusts, the Pew Research Center and US News & World Report. Dougherty is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia school of journalism.

Congress Correspondent William Douglas
wdouglas@mcclatchydc.com
202-383-6026

William Douglas covers Congress and the presidential election campaign for McClatchy Newspapers.

He previously worked for Newsday in New York City and Washington. He's covered New York City Public Schools, the state's colleges and universities, the Newt Gingrich-led Republican revolution in Congress, President Clinton's second term, foreign affairs and the war with Iraq from the Pentagon.

He majored in news-editorial journalism and received his bachelor's degree from the University of South Carolina in 1980.

Douglas is an avid ice hockey player.

Correspondent Michael Doyle
mdoyle@mcclatchydc.com
202-383-0006

Michael Doyle covers legal affairs, courts, the U.S. Supreme Court and the U.S. Justice Department for McClatchy Newspapers, based in Washington, D.C.

He also writes for the Fresno Bee, Modesto Bee and Merced Sun-Star. He is the author of Suits and Sentences, the McClatchy legal affairs blog.

He joined the McClatchy Washington Bureau in 1988. He's a graduate of Oberlin College, and earned a master of studies in law from Yale Law School, where he was a Knight Journalism Fellow. He also earned a masters in government from The Johns Hopkins University. In 2004, Syracuse University Press published his book "The Forestport Breaks: A Nineteenth Century Conspiracy Along the Black River Canal." In 2012, Syracuse published his second book, "Radical Chapters: Pacifist Bookseller Roy Kepler and the Paperback Revolution."

He's served since 2002 as a volunteer firefighter/EMT in Arlington County.

Correspondent/Editor David Goldstein
dgoldstein@mcclatchydc.com
202-383-6105

David Goldstein is a national editor for McClatchy's Washington Bureau. He has covered Washington and national politics since 1995.

Goldstein formerly wrote for The Kansas City Star and The Wichita Eagle. He was government and politics editor in Kansas City before that, and has also worked on newspapers in Pennsylvania. He has covered several presidential campaigns and exposed problems related to the health of troops sent to Iraq and Afghanistan.

Among his reporting awards was the National Press Club’s Washington Correspondence Award in 2001 for a story about the link between legislation and campaign contributions. He is a graduate of George Washington University.

Correspondent Greg Gordon
ggordon@mcclatchydc.com
202-383-8005

Greg Gordon, an investigative reporter, has spent 35 years uncovering waste, fraud, abuse and misconduct in Washington.

Since joining McClatchy's national staff in 2006, he has helped expose Wall Street's role in the 2008 financial crisis, partisanship in the Justice Department and gaps in U.S. homeland security. In 2010, he and colleagues Kevin Hall and Chris Adams won a Gerald Loeb award for business reporting and were honored as finalists for the Pulitzer Prize for their financial reporting, which included Gordon's four-part series detailing Goldman Sachs' selloff of tens of billions of dollars in securities backed by risky home mortgages while it secretly bet that a housing downturn would send the value of those securities plummeting.

In 2008, he, along with Margaret Talev and Marisa Taylor, won a McClatchy "President's Award" and Scripps Howard's Raymond Clapper Memorial Award for Washington reporting (Gordon's second Clapper award) for exposing the Bush administration's politicization of the Justice Department.

Earlier, Gordon spent 13 years with the Minneapolis Star Tribune and McClatchy, covering the prosecution of al-Qaida terrorist Zacarias Moussaoui and writing about asbestos in the workplace, money and politics, aviation, law enforcement and the environment. He also worked for The Detroit News' Washington bureau and spent 18 years with United Press International, where he headed its Washington investigative team and won the 1983 Raymond Clapper award for coverage of an EPA scandal.

In 1990, he and co-author Ronald E. Cohen won Sigma Delta Chi's gold medal for their book "Down to the Wire," chronicling UPI's financial collapse.

Washington Editor Anders Gyllenhaal
agyllenhaal@mcclatchy.com
202-383-6002

Anders Gyllenhaal is vice president, news and Washington editor of The McClatchy Company. He is the company's top news executive and oversees the Washington Bureau and foreign news bureaus.

Gyllenhaal is the immediate past chairman of the Pulitzer Prize Board and served on the Pulitzer board from 2001 to 2010.

He began his journalism career in 1975 as a reporter for the Daily News Record in Harrisonburg, Va. In 1977 he moved to The Press in Atlantic City, N.J., and joined The Miami Herald in 1979, where he worked as a local news reporter, statewide correspondent, investigative reporter and Broward County editor.

In 1991, Gyllenhaal moved to The News & Observer, working as metro editor and managing editor before becoming editor in 1997. The News & Observer was a digital pioneer in the early 1990s, developing an ambitious online strategy and publishing one of the first news and sports websites updated around the clock. In 1996, the paper won the Pulitzer Prize Gold Medal for Public Service for "Boss Hog," a five-part series examining the environmental and health risks surrounding North Carolina's growing hog industry.

From 2002 to 2007, Gyllenhaal was editor of the Star Tribune, Minnesota's largest newspaper, where he oversaw dramatic redesigns of both the newspaper and its website. In 2007, he returned to The Miami Herald as executive editor and continued the paper's traditions of journalism excellence and innovation.

In 2009, The Miami Herald won the Pulitzer Prize for breaking news photography for a series of black-and-white photographs taken of a storm-ravaged Haiti and the resulting humanitarian disaster. Under Gyllenhaal's leadership, The Miami Herald forged a number of creative partnerships with other Florida newspapers to expand The Miami Herald's print and digital offerings during a difficult economy and with fewer resources.

Gyllenhaal was born in Cleveland, Ohio, and raised in rural Pennsylvania. He holds a bachelor's degree in journalism from George Washington University.

Chief Economics Correspondent Kevin G. Hall
khall@mcclatchydc.com
202-383-6038

Kevin G. Hall, the former South America bureau chief, is the Bureau's chief economics correspondent. During a 25-year career he has worked in Rio de Janeiro, Mexico City, Saudi Arabia, Miami, Los Angeles and Washington, D.C., and has reported from across the globe. He is the 2004 winner of the Sigma Delta Chi award, given by the Society of Professional Journalists Award for best foreign correspondence. A member of the National Economists Club, Hall is also on the executive committee of the Society of American Business Editors and Writers, the nation's premier association for business journalists.

In 2010, he was a Pulitzer Prize finalist for national reporting (along with colleagues Greg Gordon and Chris Adams) for detailing in 2009 how Wall Street sold out investors and caused the nation's deep financial crisis. They shared the University of Southern California's Loeb Award for that package. He is also the 2011 recipient of the Weidenbaum Center Award for Evidence-Based Journalism, given by Washington University in St. Louis.

Correspondent Rob Hotakainen
rhotakainen@mcclatchydc.com
202-383-8009

Rob Hotakainen covers trade, international development and American Indian issues for McClatchy Newspapers, based in Washington, D.C.

He joined the McClatchy Washington Bureau as a correspondent for the Minneapolis Star Tribune in 1999 and became the Minneapolis team leader in 2000, a position he held until 2007. A native of Minnesota, Rob worked as a reporter for the Star Tribune in Minneapolis for 12 years before moving to Washington. And he was a Washington correspondent for the Kansas City Star, the Sacramento Bee and McClatchy's Washington state newspapers from 2007 to 2012.

Hotakainen was named Washington's top regional reporter in 2010 by the Washington Press Club Foundation, winning the David Lynch Regional Reporting Award.

Correspondent Tim Johnson
tjohnson@mcclatchydc.com
 

Tim Johnson is the Mexico City bureau chief for McClatchy Newspapers.

He was the Beijing bureau chief for Knight Ridder and McClatchy from 2003 to 2009, with responsibility for China and Taiwan.

He previously worked for 14 years for the Miami Herald, covering U.S. policy toward Latin America. He served as a foreign correspondent for The Herald through most of the 1990s in Central America and the Andean region.

Johnson won the 1996 Maria Moors Cabot Prize from Columbia University for "courageous and valiant reporting" from Latin America, and was a 2000-2001 Knight Fellow at Stanford University.

White House Correspondent Anita Kumar
akumar@mcclatchydc.com
202-383-6017

Anita Kumar covers the White House for McClatchy Newspapers.

She previously worked at The Washington Post, covering Virginia politics and government, and spent a decade at the St. Petersburg Times, writing about local, state and federal government both in Florida and Washington.

She also worked briefly at the News & Advance in Lynchburg, Va. and the News & Record in Greensboro, N.C. A native Virginian, Anita grew up in Charlottesville and attended the University of Virginia.

National Political Correspondent David Lightman
dlightman@mcclatchydc.com
202-383-6101

National Political Correspondent David Lightman covers Congress and Election 2012 for McClatchy Newspapers.

Lightman was the Hartford Courant's Washington Bureau Chief for 23 years before joining the McClatchy Washington Bureau in 2007. He has covered every presidential campaign since 1980, and earlier this year won the David Lynch award for outstanding regional reporting in Washington.

From 1971 to 1981 he worked for the Baltimore Evening Sun, where he covered the Maryland legislature, and, from 1978 to 1981, was the paper's chief Annapolis correspondent. He joined the Courant in 1981 as a reporter.

A Washington, D.C. native, he has also worked for the Hagerstown (Md.) Morning Herald and the Riverside (Calif.) Press-Enterprise.

Data Developer Greg Linch
glinch@mcclatchydc.com
202-383-6034

Greg Linch is a developer working on data-driven stories, projects and tools for McClatchy's Washington bureau and 29 local newsrooms.

Before McClatchy, he worked at The Washington Post in a variety of roles -- from data projects to web development to mobile and web production.

Greg has also been part of two start-ups: Publish2, which offers software platforms for newsrooms, and CoPress, which helped college media organizations to thrive digitally. He serves on the Online News Association board of directors and is member of IRE/NICAR. Greg has taught web development as an adjunct lecturer at Georgetown University and at the Medill School of Journalism’s D.C. campus as part of their National Security Journalism Initiative. He graduated from the University of Miami in Florida.

Shared News Director Julie Moos
jmoos@mcclatchydc.com
202-383-6006

Julie Moos is Director of Shared News Initiatives for McClatchy. Prior to joining the DC Bureau in April 2013, Julie was director of Poynter Online at the Poynter Institute. She was also managing editor of WRAL-TV's website, WRAL.com, in Raleigh, N.C.

Correspondent Franco Ordonez
fordonez@mcclatchydc.com
202-383-8010

Franco Ordoñez covers immigration and the U.S. Department of Labor for McClatchy Newspapers, based in Washington, D.C. He also writes for The Charlotte Observer.

He moved to Washington in 2011 after six years in North Carolina covering immigration and criminal justice and working on investigative projects for The Charlotte Observer. He traveled on assignment to Haiti several times to cover the 2010 earthquake and recovery efforts. He has also worked as a correspondent in Cuba and Mexico for McClatchy Newspapers.

His work on investigative teams looking into unexplained child deaths and the poultry industry has been honored with state and national awards, including the Casey Medal, Gerald Loeb and Robert F. Kennedy journalism awards.

Correspondent Tony Pugh
tpugh@mcclatchydc.com
202-383-6013

Tony Pugh, who covers health care, aging and poverty, joined the bureau in 1997 from the Miami Herald, where he covered urban affairs and social services. He previously was a reporter at the Rocky Mountain News in Denver and the Cincinnati Enquirer. In 1990, Pugh was a co-winner of the Education Writers Association's national award for distinguished reporting.

Correspondent Maria Recio
mrecio@mcclatchydc.com
202-383-6103

Maria Recio covers culture and the arts for McClatchy Newspapers, based in Washington, D.C. She also writes for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.

She has covered Washington since 1987. She was a media fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University in 2004 and won Honorable Mention as SPJ's 2003 Best Washington Correspondent. Before joining the Star-Telegram, she worked at Business Week magazine, where she met her husband. She's a graduate of Georgetown University.

Correspondent James Rosen
jrosen@mcclatchydc.com
202-383-6014

James Rosen is the Washington correspondent for the Miami Herald, based in Washington, D.C. He received the 2012 National Press Club Award for Regional Reporting.

He previously was the Washington correspondent for The (Raleigh, N.C.) News & Observer. He won an earlier National Press Club award for regional reporting and received the McClatchy President's Award for his coverage of the 2000 post-election Florida. Before joining the Washington bureau, he was an assistant metro editor for The News & Observer, a reporter for the New York Daily News and a Moscow correspondent for United Press International. A graduate of the University of California at Berkeley, he holds a master's degree from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.

Correspondent Matthew Schofield
mschofield@mcclatchydc.com
202-383-6055

Matthew Schofield covers the Department of Defense, veterans and the military for McClatchy Newspapers, based in Washington, D.C.

This is Schofield's second stint with the McClatchy (formerly Knight Ridder) Washington Bureau. He previously served as European Bureau Chief in Berlin, and has reported from four continents and 40 countries. In 2003 he was embedded with U.S. Marines during the invasion of Iraq, and has returned to write about that nation four times. He spent the summer of 2006 covering Israel's war with Hezbollah.

Before his foreign assignments, he wrote for The Kansas City Star for two decades, first as a school and courts reporter in Independence, then as a national correspondent covering the Great Plains and finally as a senior writer. He returned to the newspaper in 2008 to serve as deputy national editor and, later, on the editorial board.

His stories include "Meth Diary," a seven-part series on a young woman overcoming addiction; "Justice," a nine-part series on efforts to solve the murder of a Marysville, Mo., woman; and "Tobacco on Trial," a three-part series looking at a Kansas City law firm's defense of tobacco companies.

A journalism graduate of the University of Kansas, he is also a former Nieman Fellow at Harvard University. His awards include a 2009 Investigative Reporters & Editors first place for a series of stories on former Guantanamo Bay detainees. That series also won the 2009 Online Journalism Award for investigative reporting.

Chief of Regional Correspondents Mark Seibel
mseibel@mcclatchydc.com
202-383-6027

Mark Seibel oversees McClatchy's regional reporters as Chief of Regional Correspondents.

Mark was formerly Managing Editor Online for the McClatchy Washington Bureau's website. He joined the bureau in 2003 as the editor in charge of international and national security coverage from The Miami Herald, where he directed two Pulitzer Prize-winning reporting efforts, expanded the reach of the paper's International Edition, and oversaw the paper's independent review of ballots from the 2000 presidential election.

He began his career at The Dallas Morning News in 1975 after graduation from Southern Methodist University. He covered Mexico and Central America as the Mexico City bureau chief of the Dallas Times Herald, and worked as an editor and reporter for the San Jose Mercury News and the Los Angeles Times before joining The Herald as foreign editor in 1984.

In 1987, The Herald international staff received the Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting for its coverage of the Iran-Contra affair. Seibel was appointed a Nieman Foundation Fellow at Harvard University during the 1991-92 academic year. He returned to The Herald afterward as director of international operations, where he directed both news and business operations of the paper's International Edition and edited a monthly publication devoted to the Cuban economy. He subsequently served as assistant managing editor for Page 1 and assistant managing editor for state and local news, where he directed the coverage of the Elian Gonzalez immigration saga that won the Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News in 2000. In 2001, he was named The Herald's managing editor for news.

He was assigned to Knight Ridder's Washington Bureau to coordinate reporters during both the Gulf War in 1991 and the March 2003 invasion of Iraq before moving to the bureau full-time later that year. He serves on the board of advisers to the Department of Journalism at SMU in Dallas.

Correspondent Curtis Tate
ctate@mcclatchydc.com
202-383-6018

Curtis Tate covers transportation, the Federal Aviation Administration and mass transit for McClatchy Newspapers, based in Washington, D.C.

He joined the bureau in 2008 from The Wall Street Journal, where he was an editor on the global copy desk in South Brunswick, N.J. The Journal rarely kept Curtis in one place, sending him to the news desks in New York, Washington, Brussels and Hong Kong to edit business news, international news and political news.

Curtis was a Dow Jones Newspaper Fund intern at the Indianapolis Star and subsequently helped create INtake, a weekly lifestyle magazine published by the Star.

Curtis, a Kentucky native, is a graduate of the journalism school at the University of Kentucky. He enjoys reading about railroad history and operations and travels by train whenever, and wherever, he can.

Correspondent Marisa Taylor
mtaylor@mcclatchydc.com
202-383-6164

Marisa Taylor, an investigative reporter, has almost two decades of daily newspaper experience covering federal courts, crime and government misconduct.

In her current post, she has written about U.S. intelligence agencies and flaws in the federal whistleblower system.

Taylor, along with Jonathan Landay and Ali Watkins, first exposed the CIA’s monitoring of the Senate Intelligence Committee's inquiry into the spy agency's use of torture. The reporters were 2015 finalists for their coverage of the ensuing conflict between the CIA and its congressional overseers.

Taylor started her career as a reporter in Mexico City. She later wrote about drug trafficking and corrupt U.S. officials as a reporter in Texas and California along the Southwest border.

After the 9/11 terrorist attacks, she chronicled the shift in federal law enforcement tactics and the U.S. government’s struggle to balance civil liberties with national security interests.

After joining McClatchy’s Washington bureau in 2006, her reporting helped expose the politicization of the Justice Department by the Bush White House.

She also investigated U.S. defense spending as part of a McClatchy team that detailed how corruption and mismanagement marred U.S. efforts to rebuild Afghanistan. The series won the National Press Club's 2011 Edwin M. Hood Award for Diplomatic Correspondence.

Government & Politics Editor Steven Thomma
sthomma@mcclatchydc.com
202-383-6042

Steven Thomma is the Senior White House Correspondent and the Government and Politics Editor for McClatchy Newspapers, overseeing coverage of the White House, Congress and Economics.

He's covered Washington since 1987, as a regional reporter, national political correspondent, White House correspondent and chief political correspondent for Knight Ridder, and as White House correspondent and chief political correspondent for McClatchy.

He's won the Prize for Distinguished Reporting on the Presidency from the Gerald R. Ford Foundation for his work in 2010; the Aldo Beckman Award for distinguished White House coverage from the White House Correspondents Association for his coverage of the 2000 campaign; and the National Press Club's award for best regional reporting in 1994.

He was the 2013-2014 president of the White House Correspondents' Association.

Before coming to Washington, he worked for the Pioneer Press in Minnesota, the Fort Wayne Journal-Gazette in Indiana and City News Bureau in Chicago.

Correspondent Lindsay Wise
lwise@mcclatchydc.com
202-383-6007

Lindsay Wise covers consumer affairs for McClatchy Newspapers, based in Washington, D.C.

Lindsay previously reported for the Houston Chronicle, where she specialized in coverage of the city's Arab and Muslim communities as well as veterans/military issues. An Arabic speaker, she has a B.A. in English and Foreign Affairs from the University of Virginia and an M.Phil. in Modern Middle Eastern Studies from St. Antony's College, University of Oxford.

Before joining the Houston Chronicle staff in 2006, Lindsay spent three years working as a freelance journalist in Egypt, where she reported for TIME magazine, Scripps Howard News Service, The Sunday Times (London), The San Francisco Chronicle, Voice of America, and PRI's The World.