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Title Name/Email Work Phone
News Editor Beryl Adcock

Beryl Adcock is a digital editor and copy editor.

Before she joined the bureau, she was a copy editor and copy desk chief at The Charlotte Observer. She began her career at the Florida Times-Union in Jacksonville. She was one of the first recipients of the Knight Foundation Fellowship for Copy Editors at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

National Editor Barbara Barrett

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.

Washington Bureau Chief Cheryl Carpenter

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.

Correspondent Lesley Clark

Lesley Clark is a national correspondent for the bureau, covering influence peddling and the intersection of money and politics.

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

Sean Cockerham covers politics, environment, tech and California for McClatchy and The Sacramento Bee.

Cockerham joined the Washington bureau in 2012 and worked as the national energy correspondent for McClatchy, in addition to coverage of Congress and presidential politics. He previously covered state politics in Alaska and Washington state, and was twice embedded during the Iraq War.

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.

North Carolina Correspondent William Douglas

William Douglas covers North Carolina for McClatchy.

He previously covered Congress and the White House for McClatchy. He 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

Michael Doyle covers covers California and the courts for McClatchy, 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 served from 2002 to 2016 as a volunteer firefighter/EMT in Arlington County.

Correspondent David Goldstein

David Goldstein is a national correspondent for the bureau. He has covered Washington and national politics since 1995.

Goldstein returned to reporting in 2016 after a three-year stint as a national editor in the bureau, to write about the presidential race. He has covered presidential campaigns and Capitol Hill, exposed the health problems of troops sent to Iraq and Afghanistan, and revealed the links between legislation and campaign contributions. He formerly served as the Washington correspondent for The Kansas City Star

Among his reporting awards was the National Press Club's Washington Correspondence Award. He is a graduate of George Washington University.

Washington correspondent, Charlotte Observer Greg Gordon

Greg Gordon, an investigative reporter, has spent 39 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 2016, he was honored by the Election Verification Network for his reporting about threats to the integrity of the nation’s electronic voting systems. Gordon and three colleagues also received an award from the Society of American Business Editors and Writers in 2015 for reporting about Motorola’s grip on the nation’s emergency two-way radio systems, to the detriment of taxpayers.

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 risky residential mortgage securities while it secretly bet that a housing downturn would send their value 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. He spent his first 18 years with United Press International, heading its Washington investigative team and winning 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.

Chief Economics Correspondent Kevin G. Hall

Kevin G. Hall, the former South America bureau chief for McClatchy, is the bureau's chief economics correspondent. He has worked out of Rio de Janeiro, Mexico City, Saudi Arabia, Miami, Los Angeles and Washington, 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 for best foreign correspondence.

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 report.

Hall led McClatchy’s team as the sole U.S. newspaper partner in the Panama Papers project in 2016, and is a past president of the Society of American Business Editors and Writers. He received SABEW’s prestigious President’s Award in 2016 for his ongoing efforts to create training programs for young business journalists.

Correspondent Rob Hotakainen

Rob Hotakainen is a Washington correspondent for the bureau, covering the Pacific Northwest, focusing mainly on Washington state and Idaho.

He joined McClatchy as a correspondent for the Minneapolis Star Tribune in 1999 and led the Minneapolis team from 2000 to 2007. A native of Minnesota, Rob worked as a reporter for the Star Tribune in Minneapolis for 12 years before moving to Washington. He has also covered trade and Indian issues and served as correspondent for The Kansas City Star and The Sacramento Bee.

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

Correspondent Tim Johnson

Tim Johnson covers national and cyber security for McClatchy.

Prior to his current post, he served as the Beijing Bureau Chief for the company (2003-2009), then the Mexico City Bureau chief (2010-2016), reporting from 25 countries in Asia and Latin America.

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.

White House Correspondent Anita Kumar

Anita Kumar has covered the White House for McClatchy since 2012. She reported on Hillary Clinrton's 2016 campaign for president and Barack Obama's 2012 re-election campaign.

She previously worked at The Washington Post, writing about politics, and 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.

Enterprise correspondent Stuart Leavenworth

Stuart Leavenworth is an enterprise reporter in McClatchy's DC bureau, having previously served as the company's Beijing Bureau chief, where he covered China and Asia. /p> p> Leavenworth has more than 30 years in the news business, starting with the Asahi Evening News in Tokyo in 1984. He's also worked at the Macon Telegraph, The (Raleigh) News & Observer and The Sacramento Bee, where he covered water and natural resources and later served as editorial page editor for four years.

Leavenworth is a recipient of the McClatchy President's Award and his work has been recognized by the National Press Foundation and other organizations. He's an avid cook, and in 2009 took a sabbatical to apprentice at Oliveto, an Italian restaurant in the Bay Area.

National Political Correspondent David Lightman

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

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 in 2007 won the David Lynch award for outstanding regional reporting in Washington. He is a member of the Washington's Gridiron Club, where he serves on its executive committee.

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.

Correspondent Franco Ordoñez

Franco Ordoñez is a White House correspondent for McClatchy who focuses on immigration and foreign policy.

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's also worked as a correspondent in Cuba, Mexico and Haiti. He's received several state and national awards, including the Casey Medal, Gerald Loeb and Robert F. Kennedy journalism awards.

Correspondent Tony Pugh

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 Matthew Schofield

Matthew Schofield covers Washington for McClatchy's five newsrooms in South Carolina.

Schofield previously served as McClatchy's correspondent 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 Correspondents Mark Seibel

Mark Seibel oversees Washington coverage for McClatchy's newspapers in California, Washington state, Idaho and Miami as well as reporters specializing in cyber security and ethnic issues. Previously, he oversaw McClatchy's international bureaus until those bureaus were closed in 2016.

A former managing editor of the Miami Herald, he directed two Pulitzer Prize-winning reporting efforts for the paper, 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, covered Mexico and Central America for 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 in 1984. He was a Nieman Foundation fellow at Harvard University in 1991-92.

Correspondent Curtis Tate

Curtis Tate is a Washington correspondent for McClatchy. He writes for the Lexington (Ky.) Herald-Leader, Belleville (Ill.) News-Democrat and The Wichita (Kan.) Eagle.

Curtis was the winner of the National Press Foundation’s 2015 Feddie Award for his coverage of oil train safety. He was a fellow in the foundation’s Paul Miller reporting program in 2011-12.

Before joining McClatchy in 2008, Curtis worked at The Wall Street Journal as a copy and news editor. Curtis began his newspaper career in 2003 as a Dow Jones News Fund copy editing intern at the Indianapolis Star.

He graduated from the University of Kentucky in 2002 with a degree in journalism and wrote for its school paper, the Kentucky Kernel.

Correspondent Lindsay Wise

Lindsay Wise covers the federal government and Kansas and Missouri politics for the Kansas City Star 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.