Ellen is vice president and Washington bureau chief and has been on a mission to bring DecodeDC to the Scripps audience for almost a year. She leads a bureau of 22 journalists who produce national investigative stories for TV, print and online and now, produce this blog. She spent almost 30 years at NPR, starting as a production assistant and eventually becoming the senior vice president of news.
Andrea, who joined Scripps News in the fall of 2013, is the founder of DecodeDC. She spent more than a decade at NPR where she was a long-time Congressional Correspondent. She has a bachelor's degree from Earlham College, and worked and studied for several years in Mexico City. Seabrook even had a bit-part in the prime time telenovela, Demasiado Corazon .
Dick is chief Washington correspondent for DecodeDC. An experienced writer, reporter and author, Meyer was executive producer for the BBC's news services in America, NPR's executive editor and editorial director of CBSNews.com. Meyer also wrote a book on American culture and politics, Why We Hate Us: American Discontent in the New Millennium (Crown Publishing/Random House, August 2008).
Marc is our multimedia producer, helping define our online visual storytelling for DecodeDC and for our investigative work. Marc worked at Mashable and the BBC, where he produced daily news packages for television and radio outlets across the BBC. He earned bachelor's degrees in philosophy and film and television production from New York University and received his master's at Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.
Amarra Ghani is a multimedia assistant for DecodeDC. She also has worked with the USDA as a media specialist, and interned with NPR's Morning Edition and All Things Considered in the fall of 2013. She is a graduate of the University of North Carolina Asheville where she majored in mass communication.
Phil is the director of digital content for the Scripps Washington bureau. He served as senior politics editor for Yahoo News in D.C. and worked for USA Today and Gannett News Service. Phil was part of the Pulitzer Prize-winning team for Gannett that authored a series titled "Getting Away with Murder" that uncovered hundreds of child abuse-related deaths that were going undetected each year as a result of errors by coroners.