Our Team

The New Mexico Political Report team providing the state’s best political news coverage. Period.

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Matthew Reichbach

Matt Reichbach

Matt Reichbach

Matthew Reichbach has covered New Mexico politics since 2006. The founder and former editor of New Mexico Telegram, Matthew was also a co-founder of New Mexico FBIHOP with his brother and was one of the original hires at the groundbreaking New Mexico Independent. In his time as a political reporter, Matthew has covered numerous elections, the Democratic National Convention and Netroots Nation. He formerly published “The Morning Word,” a daily political news summary for NM Telegram and the Santa Fe Reporter.

Matthew has appeared on a number of panels about covering New Mexico politics, including the Society of Professional Journalists’ Rio Grande Chapter’s panel on covering New Mexico politics and the Legislature.

A native New Mexican from Rio Rancho, Matthew’s family has been in New Mexico since the 1600’s.

In addition to politics, Matthew is an avid sports fan—especially of the Los Angeles Dodgers—and TV fan.

Follow Matthew on Twitter @fbihop or contact him by email here.

Andy Lyman

Andy Lyman

Andy Lyman

Andy Lyman is an Albuquerque based reporter with experience in both audio and video production. Before working with NM Political Report he was an intern and student reporter with KUNM-FM, a public radio station in Albuquerque, where he produced news for the radio and occasionally filled in as a local host for NPR’s Morning Edition and All-Things Considered.

Andy covered New Mexico’s legislative session in 2013 for the New Mexico News Network, a service provided by the New Mexico Broadcasters Association. His work has also appeared in the University of New Mexico’s Daily Lobo and the Santa Fe Reporter. Andy also previously served as an intern at the New Mexico Foundation for Open Government.

He is currently the President of the Rio Grande Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. Andy has called Albuquerque home for almost 30 years and his family members are longtime New Mexico business owners.

Follow Andy on Twitter @anjreu or contact him by phone at 505-226-3195 or by email here.

Joey Peters
Senior Reporter

Joey Peters, Senior reporter for New Mexico Political ReportJ

Joey Peters has been a journalist for nearly a decade.

Most recently, Peters spent four years at the Santa Fe Reporter, where he wrote several long-form investigations centering around the state’s closed government policies. His coverage helped the newspaper win the William S. Dixon First Amendment Freedom Award in 2013, among several other accolades.

Peters has also worked as a reporter in Washington DC and the Twin Cities. His work has appeared in NYTimes.com, E&E Publishing, Stateline, the St. Paul Pioneer Press and MinnPost, among other publications.

He currently sits on the board of the Rio Grande Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists.

Follow Joey on Twitter @JoeyPeters or contact him by phone at (505) 226-3197 or by email here.

Laura Paskus

Environmental Reporter

Laura PaskusLaura Paskus has been writing about New Mexico’s natural resources and communities since 2002, as an assistant editor of High Country News, a radio producer at KUNM-FM, managing editor of Tribal College Journal and a freelancer for a variety of publications including the Santa Fe Reporter, New Mexico In Depth and Indian Country Today.

Her work has also appeared in Al Jazeera America, Ms. Magazine, National Geographic Online, The Nature Conservancy Magazine, The Progressive, Columbia Journalism Review, The Mountain Gazette, Audubon and Orion. She also regularly talks about things like water and climate change on KNME-TV and Report from Santa Fe.

Laura first moved to New Mexico in 1996 and worked as an archaeologist and tribal consultant throughout New Mexico, Arizona and southwestern Colorado.

She’s also on the board of the Rio Grande Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists and is a member of Investigative Reporters and Editors and the Society of Environmental Journalists.

Follow Laura on Twitter at @LauraPaskus or contact her by email here.