Meet the Staff

David Dayen

David Dayen is the executive editor of The American Prospect. His work has appeared in The Intercept, The New RepublicHuffPostThe Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, and more. His first book, Chain of Title: How Three Ordinary Americans Uncovered Wall Street’s Great Foreclosure Fraud, winner of the Studs and Ida Terkel Prize, was released by The New Press in 2016. His email is

Robert Kuttner

Robert Kuttner is co-founder and co-editor of The American Prospect, and professor at Brandeis University’s Heller School. His latest book is The Stakes: 2020 and the Survival of American Democracy. In addition to writing for the Prospect, he writes for HuffPost, The Boston Globe, and The New York Review of Books. 

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Paul Starr

Paul Starr is co-founder and co-editor of The American Prospect, and professor of sociology and public affairs at Princeton University. A winner of the Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction and the Bancroft Prize in American history, he is the author of eight books, including Entrenchment: Wealth, Power, and the Constitution of Democratic Societies (Yale University Press, May 2019).

Harold Meyerson

Harold Meyerson is editor-at-large of The American Prospect. His email is

Gabrielle Gurley

Gabrielle Gurley is The American Prospect’s deputy editor. Her email is

Jonathan Guyer

Jonathan Guyer is managing editor of The American Prospect. He has written for Foreign PolicyThe New YorkerHarper’s, Le Monde diplomatique, and Rolling Stone. A former fellow of Harvard’s Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, he is completing a book about political cartoons and comics in the Middle East. His email is

Alexander Sammon

Alexander Sammon is a staff writer at The American Prospect. His email is

Susanna Beiser

Susanna Beiser is The American Prospect’s associate editor. Her email is

Kalena Thomhave

Kalena Thomhave is a writing fellow at The American Prospect. Her email is

Marcia Brown

Marcia Brown is a writing fellow at The American Prospect. Her email is

Ellen J. Meany

Ellen J. Meany is the publisher of The American Prospect. From 2015 to 2018, she served as general manager for digital at SNG, Inc., the Illinois-based newspaper group. Previously, she spent more than two decades as creative director at Isthmus, the multimedia weekly in Madison, Wisconsin.

Stephen Whiteside

Stephen Whiteside is The American Prospect's communications specialist.

Mary Parsons

Mary Parsons is the art director of The American Prospect. Her email is


Editorial Interns
Daniel Boguslaw, Samuel D. K. Breslow, Anu Roy-Chaudhury, Isaac Scher

Contributing Editors
Marcia Angell, Gabriel Arana, David Bacon, Jamelle Bouie, Heather Boushey, Jonathan Cohn, Ann Crittenden, Garrett Epps, Jeff Faux, Michelle Goldberg, Gershom Gorenberg, E.J. Graff, Bob Herbert, Arlie Hochschild, Christopher Jencks, John B. Judis, Randall Kennedy, Bob Moser, Karen Paget, Sarah Posner, Jedediah Purdy, Robert D. Putnam, Richard Rothstein, Adele M. Stan, Deborah A. Stone, Michael Tomasky, Paul Waldman, Sam Wang, William Julius Wilson, Matthew Yglesias, Julian Zelizer

Board of Directors
Michael Stern (chairperson)

Mehrsa Baradaran, Daaiyah Bilal-Threats, Chuck Collins, Shanti Fry, Stanley Greenberg, Jacob Hacker, Amy Hanauer, Derrick Jackson, Robert Kuttner, Ronald B. Mincy, Miles Rapoport, Janet Shenk, Adele Simmons, Ganesh Sitaraman, William Spriggs, Paul Starr 

Robert B. Reich

Founding Sponsors: Kenneth J. Arrow, Daniel Bell (1919-2011), Kenneth B. Clark (1914-2005), Marian Wright Edelman, John Kenneth Galbraith (1908-2006), Sidney Harman (1918-2011), Irving Harris (1910-2004), Albert O. Hirschman, Harry Kahn (1917-1999), Charles Lindblom, Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr. (1917-2007), Fritz Stern, James Tobin (1918-2002), Frank Weil