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Geoff Ingersoll: Editor-in-Chief, The Daily Caller

Ingersoll graduated from Penn State in 2004. After enlisting in the Marine Corps. in 2005, he deployed twice to Iraq, once to the DMZ in South Korea, and won several journalism awards. Geoff attended graduate journalism school at NYU, then embedded with Marines in Afghanistan. Before joining The Daily Caller in 2017, he served as the defense editor for Military, Defense, Foreign Policy at Business Insider, the managing editor of Marine Corps Times, and the managing editor of The Daily Caller News Foundation. You can find his work highlighted in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, MSNBC, Salon, New York Daily News, CNN and many others. He is hopelessly addicted to the news.

Aislinn Murphy: Editor, Check Your Fact

Murphy grew up in Tennessee and received a B.S. in Communication from Cornell University. During college, she interned at Fox 17, the Daily Caller, and Forbes. Murphy joined Check Your Fact in June 2019.

Trevor Schakohl: Reporter

Schakohl grew up in Seattle and graduated from the George Washington University in May 2019 with a B.A. in Political Communication. In college, he interned for Congressman Dave Reichert, the Laura Ingraham Radio Show, and the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation. He joined the Daily Caller in June 2019.

Elias Atienza: Reporter

Atienza grew up in California and graduated from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo with a B.A in History. Before joining Check Your Fact, he interned at the Daily Caller News Foundation and the Santa Barbara News-Press through the National Journalism Center.

Jonathan Fonti: Reporter

Fonti grew up in California and graduated from California State University, Fullerton with a B.A. in Political Science and History. Before joining the Daily Caller, he interned with the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, Congresswoman Mimi Walters and Congressman Ed Royce. Fonti has over three years of experience in government affairs.

Matt Noel: Reporter

Noel grew up in Ohio and graduated from Lee University with a B.A. in Political Science. During college, he interned with Congressman Steve Chabot and later worked at Bilbo Law Office. He joined Check Your Fact in January 2020.

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Brad Sylvester: Reporter

Sylvester is a Massachusetts native who joined The Daily Caller News Foundation after graduating from Fordham University in 2018. He previously wrote for the New York political magazine City & State, as well as The Fordham Ram. Outside of work, Brad is a die-hard New England Patriots fan who loves the outdoors.

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