MuckRock Staff

Cofounder Michael Morisy manages the site's general operations. In 2014-2015, he was named a John S. Knight Journalism Fellow at Stanford University. He was previously an editor at the Boston Globe, where he launched the paper's technology vertical BetaBoston. He contributed to the New York Daily News' Pulitzer Prize-winning series on the deadly health conditions of Ground Zero workers. For encrypted communications please email and use his PGP key. He graduated in 2007 from Cornell University with a degree in English.

Cofounder Mitchell Kotler is the site's lead developer and site architect. He is a veteran of multiple technology companies and startups, including AMD, Achronix, and eProvenance. He graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelors degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Cornell University in 2007, and earned a Masters Degree from Cornell in 2008. You can contact him at / PGP Key.

Executive Editor JPat Brown is a graduate of Bowdoin College, the former Editor-in-Chief of the alt-weekly DigBoston, the author of a really stupid book about owls, and at one point ran a computer lab in a church basement. He has written extensively on CIA and FBI history, was quoted saying some really harsh things about said history for Rolling Stone, and is working on compiling the largest public archive of photos of Presidents with cake ever assembled. Hit him up at or @resentfultweet.

Projects Editor / Senior Reporter Beryl C.D. Lipton is motivated by the inefficiencies that hinder a progressive democracy. She studied the History and Literature of America at Harvard College and likes to play with patterns and narrative constructions. Any and all may be in touch about any and all at / PGP Key

Office Manager / Local Reporter Caitlin Russell has worked as a reporter for a number of news outlets in eastern Massachusetts since graduating from Suffolk University in 2011. Her time as a local reporter taught her that there are nearly as many interpretations of the word "public" as there are records clerks. She now scans documents that are sent to MuckRock through snail mail, by those of you who insist on using snail mail, into MuckRock's database. Contact her at

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