Our Staff

Myron Levin

Myron Levin | Founder/Editorial 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


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Larry Kaplan | Managing Director Larry is responsible for FairWarning’s non-editorial functions, primarily fundraising, audience development, marketing and administration. Prior to assuming his current role in 2018, he was a consultant specializing in fundraising, strategic planning, board development, marketing and advocacy for community-based social justice nonprofits and collaboratives. He has served as executive director for local nonprofits and as a regional director for national organizations, has built and maintained elected officials’ offices and managed political campaigns. Larry, a long-time Angeleno, began his career in journalism, and is a graduate of the University of Southern California’s Annenberg School of Journalism. He gives back to his community by serving on several boards and commissions.


Stuart Silverstein

Stuart Silverstein | 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


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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.


 

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.


Chelsea Conaboy

Chelsea Conaboy | Contributor Chelsea Conaboy is a freelance writer and editor based in Maine. She wrote about health care for the Philadelphia Inquirer and the Boston Globe, where she was part of the staff that won the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for breaking news, for coverage of the Boston Marathon bombings. For three years, she led the features report at the Portland Press Herald, where she edited weekly sections on arts and entertainments, books, food, and sustainable living. Her work also has been published by National Journal, Politico, the Boston Globe Magazine, WBUR and more. She lives in a 1920s bungalow near the ocean in Maine.


Bridget Huber

Bridget Huber | 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 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.


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.


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).


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.

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