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Meet the people behind Forensic News:

Scott Stedman
FOUNDER / CEO
Scott is an investigative journalist active in covering national security, corruption, foreign relations, and other matters. He has written articles for the Guardian and the Atlantic, and has been cited in, among others, the Washington Post, BBC, Reuters, CNN, and others.

Stedman’s book chronicling the Russia investigation, Real News, was published by Skyhorse Publishing in April 2019.

Eric Levai
PODCAST HOST / PRODUCER / CONTRIBUTOR
Eric is a comedian and writer in Los Angeles. After November 8th, 2016, he decided the best way to fight back is speaking truth to power. Eric hosts Counter Intelligence, the official Forensic News podcast covering everything from politics to national security.

Jess Coleman
RESEARCHER / WRITER
Jess is a former political writer for The Huffington Post and editor of the Boston University Law Review. Coleman graduated from Boston University School of Law in 2019 and Cornell University in 2016.

Adrienne Cobb
RESEARCHER / WRITER
Adrienne is an archaeologist in the morning and a political researcher/writer in the afternoon. She moderates political-themed discussion boards on Reddit like /r/Keep_Track and writes a newsletter recapping the latest politico-legal news.

Alex Hulvalchick
CONTRIBUTOR
Alex is a graduate from The Ohio State University. She graduated with a degree in journalism and a minor in history. Alex also spent time working for All Sides with Ann Fisher at WOSU Studios in Columbus, Ohio. She loves Halloween and French bulldogs and has played rugby since high school.

Sophie Pierce
CONTRIBUTOR
Sophie is a senior at Seattle University. She will graduate in 2021 with a B.A. in Communications and Media with a specialization in Journalism. When she is not pursuing journalistic endeavors, Sophie works as a Team Leader for AmeriCorp’s Jumpstart program teaching in underserved preschools around the greater Seattle area. She loves wilderness adventuring and engaging in political debates.

Anna Popp
CONTRIBUTOR / EDITOR
Anna is a fourth-year journalism student at Seattle University where she will be graduating in the spring and pursuing graduate school in New York City. Anna is the News Editor for the Seattle U newspaper, the Spectator and works as the lead language tutor at the university's tutoring department. Along with journalism, Anna is passionate about traveling, speaking languages and reading.

Aaron Parnas
CONTRIBUTOR
Aaron Parnas is an attorney and former managing editor of The George Washington International Law Review. Aaron received his Juris Doctor, with honors, from The George Washington University Law School in 2020, and his B.A. from Florida Atlantic University in 2017.

Xavier Gonzalez Jr
WEBMASTER
Xavier is an experienced web developer and technical consultant based in Austin, TX. He is responsible for writing/maintaining custom code as well as occasionally designing various media and branding assets for the website. He keeps the Forensic News engine running.