Richard-Miniter-American-Media-InstituteRichard Miniter

Chief Executive Officer

Richard Miniter is an award-winning investigative journalist and best-selling author. He writes the national security column on He was editorial page writer for The Wall Street Journal Europe and was a member of the famed investigative team of The Sunday Times of London. As vice president of The Washington Times, Miniter turned around an ailing division and managed a team of 17 journalists.

He is the author of Losing bin Laden, Shadow War, Mastermind and Leading From Behind. Miniter has been published in The New York Times, Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, Atlantic Monthly, Newsweek, Forbes, New Republic, National Review and others.

He appears regularly on CNN, Fox News, MSNBC and hundreds of radio programs.


William Schulz

Managing Editor

For almost 40 years, Schulz served as a senior editor for Reader’s Digest, the world’s largest circulation English-language magazine. As Washington bureau chief and later executive editor, he assigned and edited thousands of carefully crafted narratives, more than any other editor in Reader’s Digest history. He has an extensive Rolodex of leading writers and a broad network of contacts among print, radio and television editors. The key to the Reader’s Digest’s extraordinary growth was hard-hitting, fact-checked investigative stories. He brings back old-fashioned journalistic values to an industry much in need of them.


John M. Shoreman

General Counsel

John M. Shoreman specializes in media law and First Amendment issues. His clients have included radio broadcasters, wireless carriers, book publishers, literary agents, newspaper distributors and best-selling authors. He conducts a legal review of every article that American Media Institute produces, screening the copy for copyright infringement, libel, and other issues. He also reviews all contracts between American Media Institute and its writers and vendors.


Katie Rudis


Kathleen Rudis has extensive accounting and legal experience. She is a former senior tax specialist on Deloitte Tax LLP’s National Tax Team.


Lisa Merriam

Vice President Marketing

Lisa Merriam is a brand strategist with decades of experience working with Fortune 500 companies, such as Cablevision, BMW and ExxonMobil. She was recently elected to the board of directors for the New York American Marketing Association, creators of the Effie Awards, honoring the most effective marketing communications ideas, and serves as chairman of the communications committee.


Anastassiya Ravdugina

Executive Assistant

Anastassiya Ravdugina earned a bachelor’s degree in Advertising and Public Relations from the Institute of Management and Economics in Omsk, Russia. She helps manage our day-to-day operations, supporting management with research, information, presentations, scheduling and correspondence.


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