InsideClimate News Staff

David Sassoon

David Sassoon

Founder & Publisher

David Sassoon is the founder and publisher of InsideClimate News, the non-partisan and non-profit news organization that won the Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting in 2013. He has been a writer, editor and publisher for 25 years, involved with public interest issues: human rights, cultural preservation, healthcare, education and the environment. He earned his undergraduate degree from Harvard University and a master's degree from Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism.

He can be reached at david.sassoon@insideclimatenews.org.

 

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Stacy Feldman

Stacy Feldman

Co-Founder & Executive Editor

Stacy Feldman is co-founder and executive editor of InsideClimate News. In 2007, she helped launch the news organization. From 2008-2010, she was its energy reporter and foreign editor, reporting extensively on clean energy technologies, forestry issues and the United Nations climate change negotiations. Feldman has a master's degree in international affairs from Columbia University.

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Jack Cushman

John H. Cushman Jr.

Managing Editor

Jack Cushman is an editor and reporter for InsideClimate News. Before joining ICN, he worked for 35 years as a writer and editor in Washington, D.C., principally with the Washington bureau of The New York Times. Cushman has written extensively about energy, the environment, industry and military affairs, also covering financial and transportation beats, and editing articles across the full spectrum of national and international policy. He served on the board of governors of the National Press Club and was its president in the year 2000. He is the author of "Keystone and Beyond: Tar Sands and the National Interest in the Era of Climate Change."

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Lynn Zinser

Lynn Zinser

Senior Editor

Lynn Zinser is a senior editor for InsideClimate News, overseeing digital strategy and audience engagement. Before joining ICN in 2015, she spent 11 years as an editor, reporter and producer for The New York Times, deeply involved in the evolution to a digital-first newsroom as a part of the website's editorial team.

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Neela Banerjee

Neela Banerjee

Senior Correspondent, Washington, D.C.

Neela Banerjee is a Washington-based reporter for Inside Climate News. Before joining ICN, she spent four years as the energy and environmental reporter for the Los Angeles Times' Washington bureau. Banerjee covered global energy, the Iraq War and other issues with The New York Times. She also served as a Moscow correspondent with The Wall Street Journal. Ms. Banerjee graduated from Yale University.

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David Hasemyer

David Hasemyer

Reporter, San Diego

InsideClimate News reporter David Hasemyer is co-author of the "Dilbit Disaster: Inside the Biggest Oil Spill You've Never Heard Of," which won the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting.  As an ICN staff member since 2012, he has been a finalist in the 2012 Scripps Howard Awards for Environmental Reporting and won honorable mention in the 2012 and 2015 John B. Oakes Award for Distinguished Environmental Journalism. Prior to joining ICN, he was an award-winning investigative reporter at the San Diego Union-Tribune. 

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Zahra Hirji

Zahra Hirji

Reporter, Boston

Zahra Hirji is a Boston-based reporter for InsideClimate News. She covers natural gas drilling, fossil fuel divestment, renewable energy policy and climate science, among other issues. She also runs ICN's two news aggregations, Today's Climate and Clean Economy Wire, as well as helps with multimedia presentations, social media and website upkeep. She has a degree in geology from Brown University and a masters degree in science writing from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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Sabrina Shankman

Sabrina Shankman

Producer/Reporter, New York

Sabrina Shankman is a producer and reporter for InsideClimate News. She joined ICN in the fall of 2013, after helping produce documentaries and interactives for the PBS show "Frontline" since 2010 with 2over10 Media. She is the author of the ICN book "Meltdown: Terror at the Top of the World," and was named a finalist for the Livingston Awards for Young Journalists for that work. Shankman has a Masters in Journalism from UC Berkeley's Graduate School of Journalism.

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Lisa Song

Reporter, Boston

Lisa Song joined InsideClimate News in January 2011, where she reports on climate change, environmental health and natural gas drilling. She is co-author of the "The Dilbit Disaster" series, which won the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting, and worked on the Exxon: The Road Not Taken stories. Song has degrees in environmental science and science writing from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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Phil McKenna

Reporter, Boston

Phil McKenna is a Boston-based reporter for InsideClimate News. Before joining ICN in 2016, he was a freelance writer covering energy and the environment for publications including The New York Times, Smithsonian, Audubon and WIRED. Uprising, a story he wrote about gas leaks under U.S. cities, won the AAAS Kavli Science Journalism Award and the 2014 NASW Science in Society Award. Phil has a master's degree in science writing from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and was an Environmental Journalism Fellow at Middlebury College.

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Paul Horn

Paul Horn

Graphics Journalist

Paul Horn has been supporting ICN reporters' stories with infographics, locator maps, charts, diagrams and illustrations since 2012. He brings an award-winning, 25-year pedigree to the table, featuring long tenures at Reno Gazette-Journal, The San Diego Union-Tribune, Copley News Service/Creators Syndicate and Infographic World.

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