Nichol Nelson | Editorial Director
Nichol hails from Minnesota, but has worked in food journalism in New York and Los Angeles for more than a decade. She served as an editor with Gourmet magazine for six years, and has contributed to several other national digital and print food publications.
Email Nichol | @cedarsonic
Salvatore Cardoni | Editor, Environment & Wildlife
An Angeleno by way of Wilkes-Barre, PA, Sal holds a Political Science degree from George Washington University. Though he began his career in sports, he's written about all things environment since 2007. Email Sal | @salcardoni
Andri Antoniades | Weekend News Editor
A Bay Area native, Andri Antoniades has previously worked as a fashion industry journalist and a medical writer. In addition to managing the Culture vertical on TakePart, she volunteers as a web editor for locally-based nonprofits and works as a freelance feature writer. Email Andri | @andritweets
Sarah Fuss | Wildlife Editor
Sarah Fuss was previously the senior food editor at Yahoo! She has also worked in politics and nonprofits. At TakePart, she loves that she can blend these passions for eating and social responsibility. When she's not at work, she's probably hiking, writing, or trying to eat less pasta. Email Sarah
Willy Blackmore | Food Editor
Willy Blackmore is the Food editor for TakePart.com. He has written for The Awl, LA Weekly, Los Angeles Magazine, and elsewhere. He lives in Los Angeles. Email Willy | @willyblackmore
Shaya Tayefe Mohajer | News Editor
Shaya Tayefe Mohajer is a Southern California native who has worked as a journalist in many corners of the world for major news organizations. She holds degrees in political science and English from the University of California, Irvine, and a master's degree in journalism from New York University. Email Shaya |@Shaya_in_LA
Paul Tullis | Features Editor
In addition to his role at TakePart, Paul is a Contributing Writer for the New York Times Magazine. He has also covered medical science, criminal justice, energy economics and other issues for publications including Bloomberg Businessweek, Slate, Time, New York, Los Angeles Times, Scientific American, McSweeney's and more than 40 other print, digital and broadcast media outlets.
Email Paul | @ptullis
Lauren Wade | Senior Photo Editor
Lauren has a BA in film, marketing and photography from Emerson College. With a background in fashion, she has a keen eye for visual style.
Andrew Freeman| Associate Producer
Andrew Freeman is a California native with a degree in history from UCLA. He is particularly interested in politics and policy.
Email Andrew | @imandyfreeman
Jon Bowermaster | Environment
Jon Bowermaster has been writing about environmental issues for National Geographic and others for the past 25 years. Since 1999 he has sea kayaked around the world, one continent at a time, giving him a unique perspective on life at sea level. @JonBowermaster
Matthew Fleischer | Social Justice
Los Angeles-based investigative journalist and editor Matt Fleischer was awarded a grant from the Fund for Investigative Journalism for his ongoing series “Dangerous Jails.” Fleischer’s work has been honored by the Association for Alternative Newsweeklies, the LA Press Club, Investigative Reporters and Editors (IRE), and First Amendment Funding Inc. Email Matt
Steve Holt | Food
Steve's story about healthy fast food was anthologized in Best Food Writing 2011. His food and general interest stories regularly appear in Edible Boston, Boston Magazine, The Boston Globe, and other places. Email Steve | @thebostonwriter
Clare Leschin-Hoar | Food
Clare Leschin-Hoar covers seafood, sustainability and food politics. Her work has appeared in Scientific American, The Wall Street Journal, Grist, Eating Well and many more. @c_leschin
Ian Knauer | Food
Ian has traveled the world for Gourmet magazine, a contributed to other national publications such as Bon Appetit and The Atlantic. He's also cohosted three food television shows and written a cookbook, The Farm. @iknauer
Jane Lear | Food
Currently the features director at Martha Stewart Living, Jane was also on staff at Gourmet for almost 20 years. There, she helped develop the concept of an annual produce issue—the first time a food magazine ever grappled with the politics of the plate—and headed up seven subsequent produce issues. Jane blogs regularly at JaneLear.com. As our weekly food advice columnist, she's here to answer questions about the food landscape, from policy to no-fail cooking techniques.@janelear
Suzi Parker | Education
Suzi Parker is an Arkansas-based political and cultural journalist whose work frequently appears in The Washington Post and The Christian Science Monitor. She is the author of two books. @SuziParker
Tracy Ross | Wildlife
Tracy Ross is a 2009 National Magazine Award winner, a contributing editor at Backpacker Magazine, a contributor to Outside, Skiing, Bicycling, and other magazines.
Richard Conniff | Wildlife
Richard Conniff is the author of seven books, and his articles have appeared in Time, Smithsonian, The Atlantic, The New York Times Magazine, and National Geographic. He has written and presented television shows for networks including the National Geographic Channel, TBS, and the BBC. @RichardConniff,
Lisa Leake | Food
Lisa Leake is a wife, mother, foodie, and blogger who chronicles her family’s journey on 100daysofrealfood.com as they seek out the real food in our processed food world. @100DaysRealFood
Jason Best | Food
Jason Best has worked for Gourmet and the Natural Resources Defense Council. He writes about food, sustainability and the environment.
David Kirby | Wildlife
David Kirby, a regular contributor to the Huffington Post has been a professional journalist for 25 years and was a contracted writer for The New York Times. His third book, “Death at SeaWorld,” was published by St. Martin’s Press. @DeathAtSeaworld