Our Team

Matthew Reichbach

Matthew Reichbach has covered New Mexico politics since 2006. The founder and former editor of New Mexico Telegram, Matthew 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.

Matthew has been the editor of NM Political Report since it began publishing in 2015.

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.

Susan Dunlap

Reproductive Justice Reporter
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.

Follow Susan on Twitter @SusanMDunlap or contact her by email here.

Hannah Grover

Environment Reporter

As a reporter in Farmington, Hannah Grover covered topics like the Four Corners methane hot spot, the Gold King Mine spill and coal-fired power plants for the Farmington Daily Times before joining NM Political Report as the environmental reporter in 2021.

Her first foray into journalism was as a high school intern for the weekly newspaper Iron County Today in Cedar City, Utah, where she covered sports. She graduated from The University of Montana with a Bachelor of Arts in journalism in 2012 and moved to New Mexico a few months later.

Follow Hannah on Twitter @hmgrover or contact her by emailing her here.

Nicole Maxwell

Politics/Legislative Reporter

Originally a local print reporter first in the East Mountains and Estancia Valley for the Mountain View Telegraph and then Otero County for The Alamogordo Daily News, Nicole Maxwell covered everything from high school football games to county commission meetings to the occasional Quidditch match.

She started working for NM Political Report in October 2022 covering the state legislature as well as general politics including elections, federal level issues and everything that entails.

Nicole received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Central Oklahoma in 2003 and came to New Mexico in 2010 after her hometown newspaper The Midwest City Sun of Midwest City, Oklahoma closed. She worked in several positions at The Sun both in and out of the newsroom between 2003 and 2009. These included preparing newspapers for delivery, circulation and distribution and editorial intern/newsroom assistant.

Contact her by emailing her here.


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