February 29, 2024

Board of Governors

Scott Kraft
President

Scott Kraft is editor at large for enterprise journalism and special projects for the Los Angeles Times, and previously served as managing editor for the paper. He is a former

Azmat Khan
First Vice President

Azmat Khan is an investigative reporter with The New York Times and The New York Times Magazine, and a professor at Columbia Journalism School, where she also leads the Li Center

Josh Fine
Second Vice President

Josh Fine is a senior segment producer for HBO’s “Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel.” He served three terms on the OPC board, the last one as Secretary. In recent years

John Avlon
Third Vice President

John Avlon is senior political analyst and anchor at CNN. From 2013 to 2018, he was the editor-in-chief and managing director of The Daily Beast. At the OPC, he served as

Sandra Stevenson
Treasurer

Sandra Stevenson is deputy director of photography at The Washington Post overseeing international, climate and health. She was previously associate director of photography at CNN, where she managed a team of

Jodi Schneider
Secretary

Jodi Schneider is political news director for Bloomberg TV and Radio, in charge of political coverage globally for the network. She has been in that role for the past year. Schneider

Fahim Abed
Active Board

Fahim Abed is a co-editor with Lighthouse Reports and 2023 Nieman fellow at Harvard. He was a reporter for The New York Times in Afghanistan until the Taliban takeover of

Amran Abocar
Active Board

Amran Abocar is the Canada bureau chief and global mining editor at Reuters. Prior to her current role, she worked in Asia as deputy commodities editor and in the Middle

Singeli Agnew
Active Board

Singeli Agnew is an independent cinematographer, producer and director of documentary films and current affairs series on a range of platforms - from HBO to Al Jazeera, Netflix to National

Deborah Amos
Active Board

Deborah Amos is a longtime reporter for National Public Radio who has been an international correspondent for three decades, covering the Middle East for NPR, PBS and ABC-TV. She served as

Raney Aronson-Rath
Active Board

Raney Aronson-Rath is executive producer of PBS FRONTLINE. Under her leadership, FRONTLINE has been recognized with every major award in broadcast journalism, as well as two Oscar nominations.

Juan Arredondo
Active Board

Juan Arredondo is a Colombian-American photographer whose images explore social inequality, human rights and conflict. Most recently he was covering the war in Ukraine with his colleague Brent Renaud when

Nadja Drost
Active Board

Nadja Drost is a journalist and documentary filmmaker who lives in New York after a decade based in Bogotá, Colombia. Her article about Cameroonian and Pakistani asylum-seekers traversing the Darien

Albert Goldson
Active Board

Albert Goldson is a freelance journalist based in New York and founder of the Cerulean Council that specializes in analyzing geopolitics, global trade and urban security issues. He often serves

Anup Kaphle
Active Board

Anup Kaphle is the executive editor at Rest of World, a global newsroom that tells stories at the intersection of technology and culture in the non-Western world. Before returning to the

Beth Knobel
Active Board

Beth Knobel is an associate professor at Fordham University in New York City, teaching multi-platform journalism. Before joining the Fordham faculty, she spent 14 years working as a journalist based

Rod Nordland
Active Board

Rod Nordland is an author and longtime foreign correspondent for The New York Times. He has been an OPC member since the late 1970s, early in his career as a foreign

Alexis Okeowo
Active Board

Alexis Okeowo (uses they/them pronouns) has reported on conflict, human rights, and culture across Africa, as well as from Mexico, Europe, and the American South for The New Yorker and

Mary Rajkumar
Active Board

Mary Rajkumar is the international investigations editor for The Associated Press. She led the team that won the 2016 Pulitzer Gold Medal for the "Seafood from Slaves" investigation, which ended

Peter Spiegel
Active Board

Peter Spiegel has been the US managing editor of the Financial Times since 2019, returning to the US after nearly a decade as foreign correspondent and editor in Europe. Prior

Liam Stack
Active Board

Liam Stack is religion correspondent for the Metro desk of The New York Times. Before that, he was a politics reporter, a foreign correspondent and general assignment reporter covering national and

Ginger Thompson
Active Board

Ginger Thompson is the chief of correspondents and a deputy managing editor at ProPublica. She has spent much of her career reporting from Latin America. Previously, Thompson reported for The

Nilo Tabrizy
Active Board

Nilo Tabrizy is a video reporter for The Washington Post's Visual Forensics team. Before joining The Post, she worked as a video journalist at the New York Times, where she

Vivienne Walt
Active Board

Vivienne Walt is a Paris-based journalist for TIME magazine and FORTUNE, traveling widely across Europe, the Middle East, and further afield. She has reported from more than 30 countries, including

Daniella Zalcman
Active Board

Daniella Zalcman is a Vietnamese-American documentary photographer and photojournalist based in New Orleans, and is also the founder and executive director of Women Photograph, a nonprofit working to elevate the

Brian Byrd
Associate Board

Brian Byrd is a Program Officer at the Foundation for Opioid Response Efforts (FORE). Byrd brings nearly two decades of experience in health care and grantmaking. Before joining FORE, he

Emma Daly
Associate Board

Emma Daly is head of the Collaboratory at Human Rights Watch, an initiative to foster more effective external collaboration and impact. She began as a general assignment reporter at a local newspaper

Laurie Hays
Associate Board

Laurie Hays is managing partner and founder for Laurie Hays & Assoc. and advises on strategic, financial and corporate governance communications. Previously, she served as managing director and co-head of

Marjorie Miller
Associate Board

Marjorie Miller is administrator of The Pulitzer Prizes. Previously, she was vice president and global enterprise editor for The Associated Press. Miller ran the AP’s Latin America and Caribbean coverage

John Simons
Associate Board

John Simons is a partner at the Brunswick Group, a global advisory firm focused on strategic issues and key stakeholders. Prior to joining Brunswick in April, Simons served in senior