Our Staff

Myron Levin

Myron Levin | Founder/Executive Director 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


Marjie Lundstrom | Deputy Editor Marjie is a Pulitzer Prize winning journalist. She most recently was an investigative reporter at The Sacramento Bee, where she has also been a columnist, writing coach, metro editor and assistant managing editor. A former national correspondent at the Denver Post and Gannett News Service, Marjie was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for national reporting in 1991 for stories she co-authored for Gannett on flawed death investigations of children. For years, she was a visiting faculty member at the Poynter Institute in Florida, teaching journalism ethics and news writing. Marjie was honored in 2008 by the California Newspaper Publishers Association for her “lifelong commitment to the public’s right to know.” The mother of two adult children, Marjie lives in Sacramento with her husband, reporter Sam Stanton, and two goofy dogs. She loves mystery novels, Nebraska Cornhuskers football and Bruce Springsteen, and confesses to being a Disneyland groupie.


Eli Wolfe | Staff Writer Eli worked as a staff reporter for the Daily Journal in Los Angeles, where he covered federal courts and law firm business. He has also worked as a freelancer in the Bay Area for several years, with his work appearing in the San Francisco Chronicle, California Magazine Online, Oakland Magazine, and several other regional publications. A San Francisco native, he graduated from the University of California, Santa Cruz in 2013 with a degree in history. Eli spends his down time exploring Los Angeles and reading about the origins of very bad movies.

Alexandra Tempus

Alexandra Tempus | Staff Writer Allie was most recently associate editor of The Progressive magazine. She is a veteran climate journalist and the recipient of three climate reporting fellowships, with bylines in Rolling Stone, Orion, The Nation, The Progressive, Vice News, and elsewhere. Previously, she was a researcher at Rolling Stone, The Intercept, and BuzzFeed, and before that served as a lead researcher on Naomi Klein’s 2014 bestseller This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs The Climate. She reads almost exclusively nonfiction, listens to a lot of comedy podcasts, and drinks too much lemon-flavored seltzer.

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, including Young Entrepreneurs Business Week and NAWBO Oregon.

Jessica McKenzie

Jessica McKenzie | Contributor Jessica McKenzie is an independent journalist based in Brooklyn, New York. She frequently writes about the environment, agriculture, food safety, and health. Her work has been published in CityLab, The New Food Economy, and The New York Times, among others. For three years, she was the managing editor of the civic technology news site Civicist. When not working from her couch, she enjoys hiking and backpacking, gardening, and cooking. She also writes a newsletter about outdoor adventure and the environment called Pinch of Dirt.

Quentin Lueninghoener | Contributor Quentin
Lueninghoener is a graphic designer, illustrator and journalist based in Omaha, Neb. After earning a degree in
News-Editorial from The University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s College of Journalism and Communication, he worked as a
designer and artist at The Oregonian and The Omaha World-Herald. Quentin also was an in-house designer for the
University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Since 2012, he’s been running a design company, Hanscom Park Studio. When Quentin isn’t
pushing pixels, he’s involved with historic preservation causes or working to rehab his 1890 Victorian home. He’s also a
cyclist, music nerd and amateur historian.

Lynne Peeples

Lynne Peeples | Contributor Lynne Peeples is a
Seattle-based science journalist specializing in the environment and health. Her writing has appeared in The
Huffington Post
, Scientific American, Undark Magazine and other outlets. She holds an M.S. in
biostatistics from Harvard and an M.A. in science journalism from New York University. When she’s not reporting or
writing, Lynne is often hiking or running trails around the Pacific Northwest.

Amy Martyn

Amy Martyn | Contributor Amy Martyn is a freelance journalist who writes about healthcare, consumer issues, criminal justice and transportation. After receiving a master’s degree in journalism from the University of Southern California’s Annenberg School of Communication, she worked for the L.A. Weekly and later the Dallas Observer. Her stories have also appeared in The Intercept, Motherboard, The Verge and CNN. When she’s not working, Amy likes long-distance running and cycling, and taking her dog to the beach.

Dan Ross

Daniel Ross | Contributor Daniel Ross is a Los
Angeles-based freelance reporter, working primarily on environmental issues. Along with FairWarning, his bylines have
appeared in Newsweek, the Guardian, Salon, Vice, Truthout and YES! Magazine, among others. He also covers horseracing
for a couple of trade publications. When not glued to the computer screen, he runs and reads, mainly books written by
and about stuffy old Brits (as a reminder of his homeland).

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 regulator 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.

nate Seltenrich

Nate Seltenrich | Contributor Nate Seltenrich covers a wide range of topics related to science and the environment from Sonoma County, California. He has been freelancing since 2004 and was on staff at the Oakland independent newsweekly East Bay Express from 2005 to 2013. A native of the San Francisco Bay Area, he has contributed to just about every newspaper and magazine in the region, as well as to national outlets including High Country News, Environmental Health News, Yale Environment 360, and the journal Environmental Health Perspectives. His work covers subjects as diverse as environmental and household pollutants, human health, public lands, urban infrastructure, climate change and sea-level rise, renewable energy, waste management, conservation and ecology, restoration and adaptation, and outdoor recreation. He is also a part-time stay-at-home dad, an avid trail runner, and an aspiring homesteader.

Christopher Jensen | Contributor Christopher Jensen worked at The Plain Dealer in Cleveland for almost 30 years, covering desegregation, the 1979 refugee crisis on the Thai-Cambodian border, fraud by international charities, the first Gulf War and the decline of the American auto industry. In 2007, he moved to Bethlehem, N.H. For the last decade he has freelanced extensively on automotive safety for The New York Times and reported for New Hampshire Public Radio and The New Hampshire Center for Public Interest Journalism. He was an Army photographer in Vietnam and covered combat operations in Vietnam and Cambodia. When Chris is not working, he enjoys hiking, skiing and snowshoeing in the White Mountains.



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