Key Staff

cb-headshot-2015a.jpgCraig Brown and his late wife, Lina Newhouser, founded Common Dreams in 1997. Formerly a community organizer and political consultant, Brown has managed many state referenda, local, Congressional and US Senate campaigns. Brown managed the campaigns of former US Rep. Tom Andrews and served as Chief of Staff to Congressman Andrews. In 1991, Brown and Andrews helped co-found the Congressional Progressive Caucus. Brown provides the vision for Common Dreams and directs the editorial content and daily operations. Twitter: @Craig_Brown.  Email: editor@commondreams.org

Catherine ElliottCatherine Elliott is the Director of Development at Common Dreams. Prior to joining Common Dreams in 2016, Catherine did fundraising and development work with Maine's statewide legal aid agency. In her free time, Catherine can be found exploring the outdoors, playing roller derby, or making pottery. Email: catherine@commondreams.org

Deirdre FultonDeirdre Fulton is a staff writer for Common Dreams. Previously she worked as an editor and writer for the Portland Phoenix and the Boston Phoenix, where she was honored by the New England Press Association and the Association of Alternative Newsweeklies. A Boston University graduate, Deirdre is a co-founder of the Maine-based Lorem Ipsum Theater Collective and the PortFringe theater festival. She writes young adult fiction in her spare time. Email her at deirdre@commondreams.org or find her on Twitter: @deirdrefulton

Andrea GermanosAndrea Germanos is a senior editor and staff writer for Common Dreams. She manages our social media in addition to creating news content. She joined Common Dreams in 2007 after teaching ESL for many years in Chicago. An avid bicycler, gardener and supporter of her local farmers, she tweets about food justice and environmental issues here: @andreagermanos. Email: andrea@commondreams.org

Andrea GermanosNika Knight is an assistant editor and staff writer for Common Dreams. Prior to joining Common Dreams in 2016, Nika worked as a freelance writer and German translator. Her writing and reporting has appeared in Grist, Guernica, Narratively, and other places. She recently finished an MFA in nonfiction writing and literary translation at Columbia, and she has translated works of German fiction for Seagull Books and New York Review Books.  Email: nika@commondreams.org. On Twitter: @nikaknight

Lauren McCauleyLauren McCauley is a senior editor and staff writer for Common Dreams since 2012. When not writing and editing headline articles, she spends her time producing documentary films. Her most recent project, Mississippi Messiah, is a feature about civil rights icon, James Meredith. She also co-produced the films The Hollywood Complex and Soundtrack for a Revolution, about the protest music of the civil rights movement. Previously, while writing for Newsweek, Lauren was nominated for the 2008 GLAAD Media Award for Digital Journalism. Email: lauren@commondreams.org.

Lauren McCauleyNadia Prupis joined Common Dreams as a staff writer in June 2014. She previously held a reporting fellowship with Truthout and has been published in The Nation, New America Media, Ms. Magazine, and other outlets. Before joining Common Dreams, Nadia lived and worked on a literacy development project in Kenya. Email: nadia@commondreams.org. On Twitter: @nadiaprupis

jq.jpgJon Queally, managing editor and staff writer, has been with Common Dreams since 2007 covering US politics, foreign policy, human and animal rights, climate change, and much in between. In addition to his role as the opinion editor, he works daily on the creation, selection and management of news content.  Email: jon@commondreams.org. On Twitter: @jonqueally

Abby ZimetAbby Zimet has edited CD's Further column since 2008. A longtime, award-winning journalist, she moved to the Maine woods in the early 70s, where she spent a dozen years building a house, thinning the carrots, hauling too much water, experiencing true if ragged community, and writing. She has lived and worked in Portland since 1983. Having come of political age during the Vietnam War, she has long been involved in women's, labor, anti-war, social justice and refugee rights issues.  Email to abby@commondreams.org

Lina NewhouserIn Memoriam: Lina Newhouser was an artist, political activist, organic farmer, businesswoman and proud, loving mom. Lina co-founded Common Dreams in 1997 with her husband, Craig Brown. Lina passed away in 2008 after battling non-Hodgkins lymphoma.