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.

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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 ›

Barb Barrett
Managing Editor
The Pew Charitable Trusts

Barbara Barrett is the managing editor of Stateline. Before joining Pew, Barrett was national editor at McClatchy’s Washington bureau, where she worked with reporters covering Congress and the federal government for the chain’s 30 newsrooms around the country. Learn more ›

Rebecca Beitsch
Staff Writer

Rebecca Beitsch writes about energy and environment 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 transportation, infrastructure, and cybersecurity 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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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 consumer affairs 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 ›

Matt Vasilogambros
Staff Writer

Matt Vasilogambros writes about immigration and voting rights for Stateline. Before joining Pew, he was a writer and editor at The Atlantic, where he covered national politics and demographics. Previously, he was a staff correspondent at National Journal and has written for Outside. In 2017, he completed the 2,650-mile Pacific Crest Trail. He is a graduate of Drake University.

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Christine Vestal
Staff Writer

Christine Vestal covers mental health care and drug addiction 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 welfare, housing and social services 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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