About Stateline

What is Stateline?

Stateline provides daily reporting and analysis on trends in state policy. Since its founding in 1998, Stateline has maintained a commitment to the highest standards of non-partisanship, objectivity, and integrity. Its team of veteran journalists combines original reporting with a roundup of the latest news from sources around the country. Stateline focuses on four topics that are key to state policy: fiscal and economic issues, health care, demographics, and the business of government.

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Our Staff

Scott Greenberger
Executive Editor

Scott S. Greenberger is the executive editor of Stateline. Before joining Pew, Greenberger was a staff writer at The Boston Globe, where he covered education, served as City Hall bureau chief, and was a reporter in the Globe’s State House bureau. Previously he covered city and state politics and policy at the Austin American-Statesman. Learn more ›

Jeffrey Stinson
Editor

Jeffrey Stinson is editor of Stateline. He has covered state government in Topeka, Pierre, Indianapolis, Albany and a special legislative session in Little Rock. Stinson has covered Congress and the White House for Gannett News Service. He was senior national editor at USA Today and the newspaper’s London bureau chief.

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Holly Yeager
Deputy Editor

Holly Yeager is deputy editor of Stateline. She has been a reporter and editor in New York and Washington, covering state, national and global politics, for 25 years. As an editor at The Washington Post, she led the paper’s coverage of the Arab Spring and the Japanese tsunami. Learn more ›

Rebecca Beitsch
Staff Writer

Rebecca Beitsch writes about fiscal-economic policy for Stateline. She covered state government in Missouri and North Dakota, writing about the intersection of politics and policy for NewsRadio KMOX, the Columbia Missourian and the Bismarck Tribune. She graduated from the University of Missouri with degrees in journalism and political science.

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Jenni Bergal
Staff Writer
Jenni Bergal is a veteran journalist who covers the business of government for Stateline. She has been a reporter at Kaiser Health News, the Center for Public Integrity and the South Florida Sun-Sentinel. She is co-author of the book, City Adrift: New Orleans Before and After Katrina.
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Sarah Breitenbach
Staff Writer
Sarah Breitenbach, who writes about the business of government for Stateline, has spent much of her professional life writing about Maryland politics and policy. She began her career covering education and state government for the Frederick News-Post and has worked for the Gazette of Politics and Business and The Associated Press.
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Jen Fifield
Staff Writer
Jen Fifield, a demographics reporter for Stateline, has covered government in Maryland and Arizona. She has won several regional journalism awards, and was recently a fellow in the Ravitch Fiscal Reporting Program at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism. She graduated with honors from Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication.
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Tim Henderson
Staff Writer
Tim Henderson covers demographics for Stateline. He has been a reporter at the Miami Herald, the Cincinnati Enquirer and The Journal News in suburban New York. Henderson first became fascinated with census data in the early 1990s, when AOL offered the first computerized reports.
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Michael Ollove
Staff Writer
Michael Ollove covers health care for Stateline. Ollove worked for many years at The Baltimore Sun, first as an enterprise reporter and then as the paper’s enterprise-narrative editor. He has won national awards as both a reporter and an editor.
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Elaine S. Povich
Staff Writer
Elaine S. Povich covers tax and budget issues for Stateline. Povich has reported for Newsday, the Chicago Tribune and United Press International. She also has done freelance work for The Fiscal Times, Governing and other publications. She has written three books and is an adjunct professor of journalism at the University of Maryland.
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Sophie Quinton
Staff Writer
Sophie Quinton writes about fiscal and economic policy for Stateline. Previously, she wrote for National Journal, where she covered everything from the White House to demographic change. She has a bachelor’s degree from Yale University.
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Ben Streeter
Staff Writer

Ben Streeter is the copy editor for Stateline. Previously, Streeter was a copy editor for the Carroll County Times in Westminster, Maryland, and The Hill. He is a cum laude graduate of Gettysburg College. Learn more ›

Christine Vestal
Staff Writer
Christine Vestal covers health care for Stateline. Vestal started her career at McGraw-Hill as managing editor of energy and environmental newsletters. She then launched her own company, publishing newsletters on telecommunications. Before joining Stateline, Vestal was editorial director of a group of award-winning newsletters on leadership and management.
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Teresa Wiltz
Staff Writer

Teresa Wiltz is a veteran journalist who covers demographics for Stateline. Over the course of her career, she has worked for The Washington Post, the Chicago Tribune, the Root and Essence, where she served as deputy editor, supervising the magazine's news and culture coverage.

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Bryant Stukes
Administrative Assistant

Bryant Stukes serves as the administrative assistant for Stateline. Before joining the Stateline staff in 2013, he worked in the U.S. Senate, Office of Senate Curator, as an executive assistant. Learn more ›