Our Team

Matthew Reichbach

Matthew 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 is an Albuquerque based reporter with experience in both audio and video production. He was part of the inaugural NM Political Report team in 2015.

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 stories 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.

Andy has called Albuquerque home for more than 30 years.

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

Laura Paskus

Environment 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.

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 a correspondent for New Mexico In Focus and a graduate student in the University of New Mexico’s Geography and Environmental Studies Department.

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