National Geographic Media Staff

Susan Goldberg
Editor in Chief, National Geographic; Editorial Director, National Geographic Partners

Executive Team 

Debra Adams Simmons, Executive Editor/History & Culture
David Brindley, Managing Editor/Magazines
Whitney Johnson, Director/Visuals & Immersive Experiences
Indira Lakshmanan, Senior Executive Editor/News & Features
Emmet Smith, Creative Director
Alissa Swango, Managing Editor/Digital
Michael Tribble, Managing Editor/Integrated Storytelling

News & Features 

David Lindsey, Executive Editor/Long Form; Patricia Edmonds, Senior Director/Short Form; Brooke Sabin, Deputy Managing Editor/Short Form; Peter Gwin, John Hoeffel, Editors at Large; Yudhijit Bhattacharjee, Heather Greenwood Davis, Nadia Drake, Robert Draper, Cynthia Gorney, Contributing Writers 

Gretchen Ortega, Executive Assistant; Nia Cheney, Editorial Project Manager 

Animals
Rachael Bale, Executive Editor; Christine Dell'Amore, Assistant Managing Editor; Oliver Payne, Senior Editor; Douglas Main, Senior Writer/Editor; Natasha Daly, Writer/Editor; Dina Fine Maron, Rachel Fobar, Wildlife Watch Reporters 

Environment
Robert Kunzig, Executive Editor; Lori Cuthbert, Senior Editor; Laura Parker, Craig Welch, Senior Writers; Alejandra Borunda, Sarah Gibbens, Writers 

History & Culture
Debra Adams Simmons, Executive Editor; Nancy San Martín, Deputy Managing Editor; Glenn Oeland, Senior Editor; Kristin Romey, Archaeology Writer/Editor; Rachel Hartigan, Senior Writer/Editor; Nina Strochlic, Writer; Tucker Toole, History Resident

Science
Victoria Jaggard, Executive Editor; Bijal P. Trivedi, Senior Editor; Jay Bennett, Editor; Michael Greshko, Maya Wei-Haas, Writers 

Travel
George W. Stone, Executive Editor; Amy Alipio, Deputy Managing Editor; Anne Kim-Dannibale, Jennifer Barger, Senior Editors; Starlight Williams, Associate Editor

Copy Desk 

Amy Kolczak, Deputy Managing Editor; Cindy Leitner, Senior Copy Editor; Caroline Braun, Jennifer Vilaga, Copy Editors

Research 

Alice S. Jones, Director; Elizabeth S. Atalay, Taryn L. Salinas, Heidi Schultz, Brad Scriber, Researchers 

Photography 

Kathy Moran, Sadie Quarrier, Deputy Directors

Animals
Alexa Keefe, Assistant Managing Editor; Kaya Berne, Photo Editor; Vi Nguyen, Associate Photo Editor

Environment
Anne Farrar, Assistant Managing Editor; Dominique Hildebrand, Photo Editor 

History & Culture
James Wellford, Assistant Managing Editor; Mallory Benedict, Jennifer Samuel, Photo Editors 

Science
Kurt Mutchler, Assistant Managing Editor; Todd James, Senior Photo Editor; Samantha Clark, Photo Editor 

Travel
Maura Friedman, Photo Editor; Gail Fletcher, Associate Photo Editor 

Julie Hau, Photo Editor; Elena Sheveiko, Senior Photography Specialist; Maya Valentine, Photo Coordinator; Becky Hale, Mark Thiessen, Staff Photographers; Tom O’Brien, Photo Engineer; Alexandra Moreo, Special Projects Manager; David M. Barreda, Senior Photography Resident; Amr Alfiky, Photography Resident

Cartography 

Martin Gamache, Director; Ted Sickley, Director/Cartographic Databases; Yanli Gong, Manager/Cartographic Databases; Matt W. Chwastyk, Christine Fellenz, Senior Editors; Riley D. Champine, Rosemary P. Wardley, Editors; Scott Zillmer, Editor/Maps 

Infographics 

John Tomanio, Director; Alberto Lucas López, Fernando G. Baptista, Senior Artists; Manuel Canales, Monica Serrano, Jason Treat, Senior Editors; Diana Marques, Associate Manager/Production; Taylor Maggiacomo, Christina Shintani, Soren Walljasper, Associate Editors

Interactive Storytelling

Kennedy Elliott, Director; Brian T. Jacobs, Ryan Morris, Senior Editors; Oscar Santamariña, Editor; Eve Conant, Senior Editor/Short Form 

Design 

Marianne Seregi, Director; Elaine Bradley, Hannah TakTim Parks, Senior Editors; Sandi Owatverot, Nicole Thompson, Production Leads; T.J. Tucker, Contributing Designer; Nina Wescott, Design Resident

Video 

Jennifer Murphy, Deputy Director; Dan Steinmetz, Senior Editor; Zach Baumgartner, Producer; Milaena Hamilton, Associate Producer; Kaitlyn Mullin, Senior Producer/Immersive Content

Mobile Storytelling 

Cosima Amelang, Senior Producer; Tiffany D’Emidio, Rebekah Barlas, Shweta Gulati, Producers/Editors 

Podcasts 

Davar Ardalan, Executive Producer; Carla Wills, Manager; Eli Chen, Senior Editor; Amy Briggs, Peter Gwin, Hosts; Jacob Pinter, Brian Gutierrez, Laura Sim, Ilana Strauss, Producers

Social Media & Audience Development

Chris Thorman, Vice President; Josh Raab, Director/Instagram; Jeff Heimsath, Senior Editor/Instagram; Sarah Polger, Senior Manager/Audio; Becky Davis, Sarah Gardner, Vanina Harel, Ashley Kalena, Managers; Lena Shareef, Senior Producer; Nathan Strauss, Producer; Delaney Gordon, Associate Producer; Danny Kerry, Specialist; Sid Dawson, Coordinator

Newsletters 

David Beard, Executive Editor; Jen Tse, Senior Photo Editor; Monica Williams, Writer/Editor; Heather Kim, Assistant Photo Editor

Multiplatform Publishing

Janey Adams, Director; Francis Rivera, Manager; Amy McKeever, Senior Writer/Editor; Emily Martin, Kimberly Pecoraro, Producers; Sylvia Mphofe, Associate Producer

Production Services 

Bill Reicherts, Director/Admin; Mike Lappin, Senior Manager/Production; John Chow, Manager/Imaging; Sean Philpotts, Director/Production 

International Editions 

Darren Smith, Deputy Director; Beata Nas, Translation Manager; Leigh Mitnick, International Editor 

National Geographic History magazine 

Amy Briggs, Executive Editor 

National Geographic Kids and Family 

Rachel Buchholz, Editor in Chief and Vice President, Kids and Family Magazines and Digital; Laura Goertzel, Digital Director; Eileen O’Tousa-Crowson, Design Director; Kay Boatner, Senior Editor/Digital Producer; Shannon Hibberd, Senior Photo Editor; Allyson Shaw, Editor/Digital Producer 

Newsstand Special Issues 

Bridget E. Hamilton, Editorial Manager; Breann Birkenbuel, Senior Photo Editor; Linda Makarov, Editor/Design; Michael O’Connor, Production Editor

This page was last updated September 14, 2021.