About ThinkProgress

ThinkProgress is a news site dedicated to providing our readers with rigorous reporting and analysis from a progressive perspective.

Founded in 2005, ThinkProgress is an editorially independent project of the Center for American Progress Action Fund. Over the past decade, the site has evolved from a small rapid response blog to a newsroom of reporters and editors covering the intersections between politics, policy, culture, and social justice.

ThinkProgress seeks to engage our readers on issues that have a real impact on people’s lives. Our progressive values inform our news priorities. Driven by a mission to hold the powerful accountable and to lift up the marginalized whose voices aren’t often heard, our reporters find the stories that aren’t getting enough attention in the national media. We work to advance the public understanding of what’s going on in the world — and why it matters — by reporting on facts without relying on false equivalencies, by exposing hypocrisy in our political system, and by translating policy decisions into personal experiences.

We are committed to accuracy and transparency in all of our coverage. ThinkProgress is a nonpartisan and nonprofit outlet that does not endorse particular political candidates.



Site Editors

Judd Legum, Editor-in-Chief

Tara Culp-Ressler, Senior Editor

Kiley Kroh, Senior Editor

Aviva Shen, Senior Editor

Adrienne Mahsa Varkiani, Associate Editor

Aaron Rupar, Associate Editor

Issue Editors

Bryce Covert, Economic Policy Editor

Victoria Fleischer, Video Producer

Zack Ford, LGBT Editor

Jessica Goldstein, Culture Editor

Ian Millhiser, Justice Editor

Alan Pyke, Deputy Economic Policy Editor

Social Media

Phoebe Gavin, Social Media Editor

Dylan Petrohilos, Digital Reporter

Patrick Smith, Social Media Reporter

Aria Velasquez, Social Media Coordinator


Jonathon Padron, Manager, Business Operations

Evelyn Anne Crunden, Editorial Assistant


Erica Hellerstein, Investigative Reporter

Lindsay Gibbs, Sports Reporter

Josh Israel, Senior Investigative Reporter

Jack Jenkins, Senior Religion Reporter

Esther Yu-Hsi Lee, Immigration Reporter

Kira Lerner, Political Reporter

Alice Ollstein, Political Reporter

Casey Quinlan, Education Reporter

Laurel Raymond, General Reporter

Justin Salhani, World Reporter

Carimah Townes, Criminal Justice Reporter

Lauren C. Williams, Tech Reporter

Alex Zielinski, Health Reporter

Climate Progress

Joe Romm, Founding Editor

Ryan Koronowski, Editor

Alejandro Davila Fragoso, Climate Reporter

Natasha Geiling, Climate Reporter

Samantha Page, Climate Reporter



ThinkProgress was voted “Best Liberal Blog” in the 2006 Weblog Awards and chosen as an Official Honoree in the 2009 and 2012 Webby awards. It was also named best blog of 2008 by The Sidney Hillman Foundation, receiving an award for journalism excellence. In 2009, ThinkProgress was named a “Gold Award Winner” by the International Academy of Visual Arts.