Our Staff

Myron Levin

email hidden; JavaScript is required | Editor Myron founded FairWarning after more than 20 years as a staff writer for the Los Angeles Times, where he was a member of the California investigations desk. He has won numerous honors and awards for his detailed investigations of health and safety matters, including an Alicia Patterson Foundation fellowship and the National Press Club’s Consumer Journalism Award. He has reported on the tobacco industry, auto and tire safety, and a variety of product liability issues. He was a research consultant for the documentary film “Addiction Incorporated,” which tells the story of former Philip Morris scientist and whistleblower Victor DeNoble. He likes hiking and playing racquetball, and he owns a small stake in the world’s greatest professional baseball team: the minor league Hillsboro Hops of the Northwest League. Myron is a member of FairWarning’s board of directors. email hidden; JavaScript is required

Stuart Silverstein

email hidden; JavaScript is required | Assistant Editor Stuart Silverstein is a veteran reporter and editor who worked on the business, metro and national news staffs of the Los Angeles Times. He covered, among other beats, organized labor, economics and higher education. During his 32-year newspaper career, Stu also worked for dailies in Dallas, Atlanta and Buffalo. Stu has taught business journalism at USC. When he isn’t chasing stories, Stu enjoys seeing foreign films, studying foreign languages, working out and swimming. And he is interested in anything having to do with his hometown, Buffalo, N.Y. email hidden; JavaScript is required

Brian Joseph

Brian Joseph | Staff Writer Brian has been a journalist for a dozen years, working as a reporter for the Orange County Register, The Sacramento Bee and The Desert Sun (Palm Springs, Calif.). Most recently, he held a fellowship with the Investigative Reporting Program at the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism. A George Polk Award winner, he has reported on consumer safety and government regulation, among other topics. Brian is a proud graduate of the Missouri University School of Journalism, but remains a dedicated, and obsessed, fan of the Nebraska Cornhusker football team, which he’s rooted for since growing up in Omaha. email hidden; JavaScript is required

Paul Feldman

Paul Feldman | Staff Writer Paul worked as a staff writer and editor at the Los Angeles Times for more than 30 years. He was a reporter on the Metro staff, and later a Metro desk editor, overseeing coverage of the environment, legal affairs and other topics. From 2003 through 2015, he served as an assistant foreign editor, working with a team of foreign correspondents on breaking news and features. He was a member of Metro teams that won two Pulitzer Prizes and two American Bar Assn. Silver Gavel awards. He also won the gold medal in a ping pong tournament on a Royal Caribbean cruise to Alaska. email hidden; JavaScript is required.


Bridget Huber

email hidden; JavaScript is required | Contributor Bridget Huber is a print and radio reporter based in Oakland, California. Her work has been published by The New York Times, The Nation, The Associated Press, Mother Jones, The American Prospect, The Christian Science Monitor and others. She is an alumna of the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism where she focused on public health reporting.

Richard Schmitt

Richard B. Schmitt | Contributor Rick Schmitt has been a working journalist for more than 30 years. For two decades, he was a reporter and editor with the Wall Street Journal, including postings in Dallas, New York, San Francisco, and Washington, where he covered the banking and oil industries, and the business of law. Rick was part of a WSJ team that won a 1997 George Polk award for reporting on dangerous diet drugs. He was also among the Journal reporters who covered the 2000 presidential election recount in Florida. From 2003 to 2008, he was the Justice Department correspondent in the Washington bureau of the Los Angeles Times, where he covered the Bush Administration’s war on terror, among other issues. Since 2009, he has found a silver lining in the woes of the newspaper business, working as a freelance writer out of his home in Maryland. He has profiled financial Cassandra Brooksley Born, plumbed the workings of the FBI gun background check system, and chronicled the prosecution of Somali pirates. When he is not working, he is usually spending time with family or his 1933 Mason & Hamlin grand piano.

Diana Hoff

Diana Hoff | Business Manager Diana serves as vice president of Fluffco Investments, an active angel investment firm with direct investments in a large number of entrepreneurial companies. She is also the manager of The Renaissance Foundation which focuses on enhancing educational opportunities for first generation and financially needy students. Prior to Fluffco and The Renaissance Foundation, she held several management positions at Renaissance Bankcard Services and Sears Credit. Diana also serves on various boards and advisory committees for local non-profit and networking organizations in the Portland, Oregon, metro area.

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