TPM Authors


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Nick Martin is an associate editor at TPM in New York City. He came to the site in 2011 as a reporter for TPMMuckraker. Previously, he worked in Arizona, first as a staff reporter for a local newspaper and later as a freelance journalist. He also ran the news blog Heat City. Contact him at


David Kurtz is Managing Editor and Washington Bureau Chief of Talking Points Memo where he oversees the news operations of TPM and its sister sites.


Matt Wozniak is a Designer/Developer at TPM. Reach him at


Catherine Thompson is a reporter for Talking Points Memo. Before joining TPM, she worked as a research assistant to investigative reporter Wayne Barrett. She is a graduate of New York University, where she served as the deputy managing editor of NYU's student newspaper, the Washington Square News. She can be reached at


Caitlin MacNeal is a News Writer based in Washington, D.C. Before joining TPM, Caitlin interned and wrote for the Huffington Post, the Sunlight Foundation and Slate. She is a graduate of Georgetown University.


Kay Steiger is an associate editor at Talking Points Memo. She formerly worked at Raw Story, Washingtonian magazine, the Center for American Progress and The American Prospect. Her work has appeared in The Atlantic, the Guardian, Jezebel, AlterNet and others. She graduated from the University of Minnesota. Contact her at


Eric Xu is a developer for TPM. Prior to joining, he was an analyst at MSCI Inc. where he conducted in-depth research, ratings, and analysis of the environmental, social, and governance-related business practices of the world’s largest companies. Eric can be reached at


Derick Dirmaier is the Director of Product and Creative Development at TPM. Contact him at


Tom Lewandowski is a developer for TPM and can be reached at


Ahiza Garcia is a newswriter based in New York City. Before joining TPM, Ahiza interned and freelanced for Nightline, Fox Sports, and ESPN the Magazine. She holds a B.A. in psychology from Columbia University and an M.S. in digital journalism from Syracuse University. She can be reached at


Originally from Los Angeles, Christine recently graduated from Lehigh University with a BA in Design with an emphasis in Graphics. She has experience in graphic design, web design, and rebranding from her time as a student designer for on campus organizations and during her position as the graphic designer for the Lehigh University Office of Sustainability.


Gayatri is from North Carolina and recently graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a degree in Global Studies and Economics. While at UNC she was a senior writer at the student newspaper, the Daily Tar Heel, and helped found Synapse, a tablet magazine with an emphasis on longform journalism.


Nona Willis Aronowitz is the editor of TPM's The Slice and TPMCafe. Previously, she was an education and poverty reporter at NBC News Digital, a fellow at the Roosevelt Institute, and an associate editor at GOOD magazine. She's written for The Atlantic, Washington Post,, The Nation, The American Prospect, Tablet, and Rookie, among others.