Five Crain’s New York Reporters on Politics and Government


Before joining DNAinfo, he was an investigative reporter at The New York Post and Staten Island Advance newspapers in New York, DNAinfo, the NY Observer, and Brooklyn Papers.

Suhail serves as THE CITY’s data reporter, giving life to numbers. A Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism graduate, Suhail strives to bring them alive for global audiences.

Greg Hinz

Greg Hinz covers politics and government for Crain’s Chicago Business. He joined this publication in 1996 following four years as political editor of Chicago magazine and two decades writing columns for Lerner Newspapers chain.

A.D. Quig has joined Crain’s newsroom as a reporter covering local politics and government, paying particular attention to the Cook County government. Before Crain’s, A.D. Quig worked at Daily Line Newsroom, where she helped build out an expanded local newsroom.

Eddie Small

Small is also an accomplished playwright, Creative Writing tutor, and public engagement officer at the School. His books The Four Marys and To Bodies Gone also provide insight into Dundee’s history and culture.

Gwynne is THE CITY’s Queens correspondent. A graduate of CUNY’s Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism, she previously worked at DNAinfo NY before coming on board at THE CITY.

Anjali Tsui

Claudia is a senior reporter covering labor and work for The City. Her investigations of dangerous and exploitative conditions among New York’s app-based food delivery workers led to significant reforms.

She also worked at ProPublica and Frontline PBS, helping produce investigative stories for print, radio, and television platforms.

She serves as Project Editor of MISSING THEM, The City’s COVID-19 accountability journalism initiative.

Richard Brodsky

Brodsky was well known for his boisterous approach to politics in Albany halls. He conducted investigations of public authorities while authoring legislation related to issues like environmental conservation, corporations, and labor relations.

He represented Greenburgh in Westchester County from 1983 until 2010 but withdrew his candidacy due to needing to give a kidney to his daughter.

Suhail Shah

An assistant director working on Gangs of Wasseypur with filmmaker Anurag Kashyap was fatally injured when his driving vehicle hit a bridge. At the same time, the shooting began in Chunar village of Mirzapur near Varanasi.

Sam leads THE CITY’s news apps team, creating tools using countermapping and data visualization to assist reporters. A graduate of CUNY’s Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism, he excels at leading his team.

Reuven Tsui

Reuven develops several aspects of his character throughout the book, particularly his understanding of friendship. He and Danny become close despite having different backgrounds.

Bianca is THE CITY’s senior data reporter. She specializes in conducting detailed investigations that bring stories that wouldn’t otherwise come to light, having previously worked with The Upshot and USA Today.

Natalie oversees fundraising and nonprofit operations for THE CITY. Previously she covered City Hall and Queens neighborhoods for DNAinfo New York.

Xian Chiang-Waren

Samantha Chiang-Waren covers transportation policy for THE CITY. Her reporting on energy, environmental, and transportation issues has also appeared in Politico New York and The Associated Press. Samantha graduated from CUNY’s Craig Newmark School of Journalism; growing up in Queens, she began her journalism career at Norwood News before making Brooklyn her home.

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Clifford Levy

Levy attended New Rochelle High School and Princeton University before joining The Times as a reporter in 1990. Currently assigned to their Metro desk, he won the 2003 Pulitzer Prize for Investigative Reporting with his series entitled “Broken Homes,” highlighting abuse at state-regulated adult homes.

He has received multiple honors, including the George Polk Award and two Overseas Press Club awards, in 2011 winning another Pulitzer with Ellen Barry for their series on corruption in Russia, which won another Pulitzer.

Michaela O’Reilly

Michaela O’Reilly, Head of Reward and HR Analytics at Ipsos MORI talks about how her team’s award-winning approach to mental health strategy gained senior leadership buy-in and increased benefits usage while simultaneously decreasing costs. Buck, a global leader in integrated human capital management (IHRM), sponsored this podcast, and you can find more in their Buck Talks series: Talking Tomorrow Today.

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