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.
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.
Kendra Chamberlain has been an investigative journalist and analyst for eight years. She grew up in Santa Fe, went to college in New York and began her career as news editor at the alt-weekly Dig Baton Rouge, covering state politics and environmental issues in Louisiana.
Kendra’s freelance and investigative journalism has covered renewable energy technology, smart infrastructure and climate change. She also served as an industry analyst in telecom and commercial aerospace.
Her work has appeared in Ensia Magazine, DeSmogBlog, SmartGrid News, The Next Web, The Enterprise Orbit and The Register.
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Primarily an enterprise and investigative reporter, Susan Dunlap covered the largest Superfund complex in the U.S. as the environmental reporter for The Montana Standard for five years. Her beat included the Berkeley Pit, which is the largest mine waste water damage in the U.S., and issues around the health impacts of contamination.
She received a grant from the Society for Environmental Journalist for a series on the toxic legacy of mining and has won numerous awards. She originally moved to New Mexico in 2011 after leaving an unfinished Ph.D. and New York City behind and got her start as a reporter working for The Sun-News in Silver City. She holds an M.F.A. in creative writing from Brooklyn College.
She is very happy to return to the desert and the land of green chile.