TPM Authors


Josh Marshall is editor and publisher of


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


Tom Kludt is a News Writer for Talking Points Memo based in New York City. A former research intern and polling fellow for TPM, Tom served as assistant polling editor for TPM Media's PollTracker during the 2012 campaign. Before joining TPM, he worked on political campaigns and wrote for various publications in Minnesota and his native South Dakota. Tom graduated summa cum laude from the University of South Dakota in May of 2010 with a B.A. in Political Science and History. He can be reached 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.


Eric Lach is a reporter for TPM. From 2010 to 2011, he was a news writer in charge of the website?s front page. He has previously written for The Daily,, GlobalPost and other publications. He can be reached at


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


Sahil Kapur is TPM's senior congressional reporter and Supreme Court correspondent. His articles have been published in the Huffington Post, The Guardian and The New Republic. Email him at and follow him on Twitter at @sahilkapur.


Christopher O'Driscoll is a design associate for TPM where he contributes to the publishing, tech and editorial designs of the site. Formerly TPM's first-ever publishing intern and subsequent publishing fellow, he officially joined the staff in January 2013. He can be reached at


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


Daniel Strauss is a reporter for Talking Points Memo. He was previously a breaking news reporter for The Hill newspaper and has written for Politico, Roll Call, The American Prospect, and Gaper's Block. He has also interned at Democracy: A Journal of Ideas and The New Yorker. Daniel grew up in Chicago and graduated from the University of Michigan with a B.A. in History. At Michigan he helped edit Consider, a weekly opinion magazine. He 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.


Dylan Scott is a reporter for Talking Points Memo. He previously reported for Governing magazine in Washington, D.C., and the Las Vegas Sun. His work has been recognized with a 2013 American Society of Business Publication Editors award for Best Feature Series and a 2010 Associated Press Society of Ohio award for Best Investigative Reporting. He can be reached at


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 a publishing assistant at TPM. His work in digital publishing has been featured on the tech site Pando Daily and his writing has appeared in Narratively and New York Magazine’s Bedford and Bowery. He has a B.A. in English from Boston College and a M.A. in Journalism from NYU. Contact him at


Brendan James is the front page editor for Talking Points Memo. Before joining TPM, he worked as a reporter at Yahoo! News and interned at Andrew Sullivan's blog The Dish. He can be reached at

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


Alana Levinson is a publishing assistant at TPM. She has a master's degree from the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism, where she studied digital media and narrative storytelling. Alana is the founding editor/publisher of STEVIE ZINE, an online culture magazine for and by women. Her writing has been published by Mother Jones, The Nation, Gawker and NPR, among others. Learn more about her work at or reach out at