Staff & Board

Richard Miniter

Chief Executive Officer

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William Schulz

Managing Editor

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Board of Directors

What does the Board of Directors do?

The Board of Directors is the governing body of AMI. Directors help to guide the organization’s policies and strategic direction. Acting as a check on management, they scrutinize all finances including executive compensation. Directors are independent, term-limited, and hail from diverse backgrounds including network television, academia, private equity, government services, and charitable foundations.

Richard Miniter

CEO, American Media Institute

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Dick Patten

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Media Advisory Board

What does the Media Advisory Board do?

AMI strives to pursue stories that can be proven (or disproven) on time and on budget. Our goal is to produce news articles that educate the general public about the workings of government, businesses, and interest groups to hold accountable those persons who claim to serve the public. On a regular basis, Media Advisory Board members review proposals for investigative news articles alongside our editors and other staff. Advisers draw on their decades of experience to help AMI select and prioritize the most promising proposals. Advisers may also draw on their industry relationships to suggest outside writers for certain topics. Advisers have no governing, financial, or fiduciary responsibility; instead, they are here to suggest, cajole, and quip.

Chris Zarpas

Chairman - Advisory Board

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Michael Barone

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Adam Bellow

Editorial Director of Broadside Books/HarperCollins

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Mark Burg

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Lee Habeeb

American Talk Radio Executive & Producer

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Mark Hyman

VP of Sinclair Broadcasting

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Rob Long

Writer and Television Producer

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David Martosko

US Politics editor at the Daily Mail

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Michael Moroney

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Deroy Murdock

Nationally Syndicated Columnist

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Robert Norton

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John Tamny

Editor at RealClearMarkets

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Brian Timpone

Local News Entrepreneur

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Our Writers

What does the Media Advisory Board do?

Sara A. Carter is a national and international award winning investigative reporter whose stories have ranged from national security and terrorism-related issues to ground breaking immigration coverage. She has reported for the Los Angeles News Group, The Washington Times and wrote a national security column for The Washington Examiner. She spent the past year working along the Southwest border covering national security for the hit TV documentary For The Record.

Curtis Bunn


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Douglas Rogers

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Ralph K. Bennett

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J. Peder Zane


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James Varney


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Norman Leahy


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Kevin P. Chavous


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Michael H. Cottman


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Del Walters


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Clem Richardson


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Nick Chiles


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Yolanda Woodlee


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Gene Koprowski

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Terry Johnson


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Curtis L. Taylor


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Sheila R. Cherry


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Araia Tesfamariam


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Jennifer Carroll


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Jocelyn Augustino


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Taylor Gordon


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Susan Katz Keating

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