About Us

Pluribus News is a groundbreaking new digital media outlet offering the most comprehensive coverage of state-level public policy in America. At a time of partisan gridlock in Washington, D.C., state legislatures are increasingly driving policy fights long before they reach Congress. What happens in Sacramento or Austin or Albany today will come to 25 other states next year, and to Congress the year after that. Pluribus News connects the puzzle pieces shaping today’s policy decisions – and tomorrow’s national conversation.

Pluribus News is the destination for state-level lawmakers looking for their next great idea, for legislative leaders identifying key topics sure to emerge in future sessions, and for influencers and thought leaders who want to stay ahead of the curve on tomorrow’s policy fights.

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Our Staff

Reid Wilson is the Founder and Editor of Pluribus News. Reid has been a staff writer at The Washington Post and The Hill newspaper. He served as editor in chief of National Journal’s The Hotline, and as the Tony Coelho Adjunct Professor at The George Washington University’s Graduate School of Political Management. Reid is the author of “Epidemic: Ebola and the Global Scramble to Prevent the Next Killer Outbreak,” published in 2018. In 2012, Comedy Central named Reid “The Greatest Political Mind of Our Time.”

Alison Friedrich is Pluribus News’s Publisher. She joins from The Hill, where she managed national event and advertising revenue as the highest sales performer. Alison previously worked at Bloomberg Media and USA Today, where she was among the top revenue producers. A lifelong Washingtonian, Alison lives in Kensington, Md., with her husband and three children.

Sheila Casey is the Chief Operating Officer of Pluribus News. She joins after spending more than 20 years as Chief Operating Officer at The Hill, where she managed one of Washington’s largest political publications. Sheila served as Director of Finance at the Texas Council on Family Violence, and worked for seven years as an audit manager at Grant Thornton. Sheila is the Chair of the Board of Governors of Blue Star Families, Treasurer of the Washington Press Club Foundation and a member of the Board of Advisors for The Bob Woodruff Foundation and the Military Child Education Coalition. She speaks regularly to audiences on military spouse and family issues. Sheila graduated with honors in accounting from the University of Colorado.

Kyle Trygstad is Managing Editor of Pluribus News. Kyle has covered politics in Washington for 17 years, from the halls of Congress to the campaign trail. He most recently served as politics editor at Bloomberg Government, leading the publication’s coverage of congressional elections and House and Senate leadership. He served as editor in chief of National Journal’s The Hotline; features editor and political reporter at Roll Call, and Washington correspondent for Real Clear Politics. Kyle got his start in political journalism covering Virginia’s General Assembly in Richmond as a stringer for small news outlets across the Commonwealth.

Sophie Quinton covers economic, tax and regulatory policy for Pluribus News. Sophie previously covered state fiscal and economic trends for Stateline, a project of the Pew Charitable Trusts. She started her career at National Journal, where she wrote about a range of state and federal policy issues. Her work has appeared in The Washington Post, USA Today, The Atlantic and other national and local outlets. Originally from the United Kingdom and now reporting from Denver, Colo., Sophie graduated from Yale University in 2010.

Austin Jenkins covers infrastructure and the disruption industry for Pluribus News. Austin has spent nearly two decades covering the Washington State legislature for the Northwest News Network, a regional consortium of NPR stations, where his reporting has been recognized with awards from the Association of Capitol Reporters and Editors, Public Radio News Directors Incorporated and the Society of Professional Journalists. Before joining the Northwest News Network, Austin worked as a television reporter in Seattle, Portland, Boise, Casper and Bozeman. He is a graduate of Connecticut College in New London. He will report from Olympia, Wash.

Stephanie Akin covers health care policy for Pluribus News. Stephanie joins from CQ Roll Call, where she covered congressional politics and elections for six years. Before that, she spent 10 years working at regional newspapers in New Jersey and Massachusetts. She began her career in Berlin, Germany, where she wrote for English-language publications and taught English as a second language. Stephanie has master’s degrees in journalism and political journalism from Columbia University, and an undergraduate degree from Knox College in Galesburg, Ill.

Humberto Sanchez covers energy and environmental issues for Pluribus News. Humberto joins from The Nevada Independent, where he served as Washington Correspondent, covering Congress, the White House and federal agencies. He has covered Senate leadership for Roll Call and the federal budget and appropriations for National Journal. Humberto began his career at States News Service before covering the SEC for Dow Jones Newswires, where his byline appeared in the Wall Street Journal. He has also covered tax, transportation and infrastructure policy for The Bond Buyer. Humberto has a philosophy degree from James Madison University, and he enjoys telling stories that focus on the personalities that animate and humanize government, policy and politics at all levels.