Mike’s career started in Washington, D.C. with stops on Capitol Hill, the Bill Clinton Administration and numerous campaigns. His news career has included business consulting for small dailies, alternative newspapers and half a dozen startups.
Jimm DispensaData Editor
The original founder of Aldertrack, Jimm has a background in data management and forensic analysis for large municipal government agencies, including his current position at Chicago Public Schools.
Ramsin CanonDir. of Operations
An experienced urban political operator and attorney licensed in Illinois and California specializing in administrative and municipal law, Ramsin was admitted to the California bar in 2014.
Originally from San Francisco, Claudia Morell began her news career as a reporter for WFUV, an NPR affiliate station at Fordham University. There, she won a national Gracie Award for her coverage of Superstorm Sandy and a local AP award for her collaborative effort on a series about life in New York City post-9/11, entitled “The New Normal.” Claudia eventually migrated to Chicago to accept a nine-month fellowship at WBEZ (Chicago Public Radio), before working for TDL ahead of the 2015 municipal election. Claudia has a B.A. in International Political Economy and History, and an M.A. in Public Communications from Fordham University.
A.D. Quig is a 2012 graduate of Indiana University’s School of Journalism, with a focus on political science and radio. She’s been a reporter/producer at WSBT in her home town of South Bend, Indiana; NPR’s daily call-in current events show, Talk of the Nation; the national politics podcast Ken Rudin’s Political Junkie; and at the Chicago radio startup, Rivet. She’s been with TDL since the start of the 2015 elections.
Rae HodgeSpringfield Editor
Prior to joining The Daily Line as our Springfield Editor, Rae Hodge covered the Kentucky Statehouse and established its first freelance capital bureau. Hodge has provided multimedia coverage of local, state, and international politics for the AP, NPR and the BBC. Hodge is a US-UK Fulbright Scholar and Alistair Cooke Fellow, receiving her M.Sc. in computational and data journalism from Cardiff University, after having earned an interdisciplinary B.A. in political journalism from the University of Louisville.