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 nonpartisanship, 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...

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Barb Barrett Managing Editor

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...

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Noelle Straub Deputy Managing Editor

Noelle Straub is the deputy managing editor of Stateline. Previously, she edited and reported for E&E News, served as Washington correspondent for six Lee newspapers in Montana and Wyoming and for the Boston Herald, and covered the Senate for The...

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Ben Streeter Copy Editor/Fact Checker

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.

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Alayna Alvarez Editorial Assistant

Alayna Alvarez is the editorial assistant for Stateline. Previously, she covered marine conservation as a staff writer for Oceana and was also a general assignment reporter for The Victoria Advocate. She holds a journalism degree from the...

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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...

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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, and was...

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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...

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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...

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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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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...

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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...

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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...

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