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Stateline is an editorially independent, nonpartisan, nonprofit news service of the Pew Charitable Trusts that provides daily reporting and analysis on trends in state policy. Stateline’s unparalleled coverage across the 50 states, and insight into policy developments on a range of issues, make it an important resource for policymakers and staff at all levels of government. Since its founding in 1998, Stateline has maintained a commitment to the highest standards of journalistic excellence and integrity. Its team of veteran journalists combines original reporting with a roundup of the latest news from sources around the country.
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Sandy Johnson is the executive editor of Stateline, a daily news service of The Pew Charitable Trusts. Stateline provides timely and analytical reporting to policymakers and the public.
Johnson guides a team of journalists in conceptualization, research, and writing for both daily features and special series. She oversees coverage of a diverse range of issues and ensures Stateline serves as a unique and trusted resource for state-focused news and information.
Johnson is an award-winning veteran journalist who has held several top management positions with national news organizations. Prior to joining Pew she served as executive editor at Face the Facts USA, a project of George Washington University and as managing editor for politics at the Center for Public Integrity, the nation’s oldest investigative journalism website. Johnson was also executive editor for state news at AARP Bulletin, which has the largest magazine subscription base in the nation with 28 million readers. While at the Associated Press, Johnson was the Washington bureau chief and directed their national political coverage for 22 years. She was a Pulitzer Prize finalist for public service in 2001 for her direction of AP’s election night journalism in the contested 2000 presidential election.
Johnson holds bachelor’s degrees in political science and journalism from South Dakota State University.
Scott S. Greenberger
Before joining Pew, Greenberger was a staff writer at The Boston Globe, where he covered education, served as City Hall bureau chief, and was the primary policy reporter in the Globe’s State House bureau. He wrote extensively about city and state politics, budgets, health care, crime, housing, and economic development. Previously, Greenberger was a reporter at the Austin American-Statesman, where he covered a wide range of city and state issues and traveled with then-Texas Governor George W. Bush on the presidential campaign trail. He is also the co-author, with former Senator Tom Daschle, of The New York Times bestseller Critical: What We Can Do About the Health Care Crisis, published in 2008.
Greenberger graduated cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in history from Yale University and earned a master’s degree in international relations from the Elliott School at George Washington University.
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