Staff

EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP


Editors


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Jerry Pattengale

Interim CEO & Publisher


Jerry Pattengale is a prolific and award-winning author and academic. A long-time executive and inaugural University Professor at Indiana Wesleyan University, he was one of two founding scholars for the Museum of the Bible and in executive leadership until retiring last year. He is associate publisher for Christian Scholar’s Review and on the boards for Yale’s Jonathan Edwards Center and Africa New Life (Rwanda), and the membership committee for the National Press Club. He holds distinguished appointments at Tyndale House Cambridge, the Sagamore Institute, Excelsia College (Australia), the Moody Center, and Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. 

Editors


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Bob Smietana

Editor-in-Chief


Smietana is an award-winning religion reporter and editor who has spent two decades producing breaking news, data journalism, investigative reporting, profiles and featu...

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Roxanne Stone

Managing Editor


O’Donnell has served as editor for a variety of news organizations, including Newsweek, Condé Nast, CNBC, and Washingtonian magazine. He has also reported on politics, religion...
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Paul O’Donnell

Senior Editor


 

Stone was most recently at Barna Group, where she has served as Editor-in-Chief since 2012. She previously served as Editorial Director of Relevant Media Group and formerly...
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Kerry Staurseth

Copy Editor


Kerry lives in Chicago with her family and dogs. After teaching English overseas and stateside, she is now a freelance copy editor for RNS and Conde Nast and is a member of the New York...
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Kit Doyle

Photo/Multimedia Editor


Kit Doyle joined Religion News Service in August 2016. He enjoys figuring out the best ways to visually tell stories. Kit earned a B.J. in Photojournalism and a B.A. in Spanish from Mizzou...

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Mary Gladstone

Copy Editor


Mary Gladstone joined Religion News Service as a copy editor in 2013. She also serves as an assistant editor for ReligionLink, an online resource to help journalists cover religion-relat...


Reporters


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Adelle M. Banks

Production Editor & National Reporter


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Claire Giangravè

Vatican Reporter


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Jack Jenkins

National Reporter


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Aysha Khan

Reporter


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Emily McFarlan Miller

National Reporter


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Alejandra Molina

National Reporter


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Yonat Shimron

National Reporter & Senior Editor


CORRESPONDENTS


Fredrick Nzwili

Nairobi, Kenya


Michele Chabin

Jerusalem


MARKETING & TECHNOLOGY


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Ron Ribiat

Marketing Assistant