Allan Lengel, a co-founder of Deadline Detroit, is a veteran journalist who has worked at major publications including the Washington Post and the Detroit News. He served as an intern under the late investigative columnist Jack Anderson, taught journalism at the University of Maryland and was a contributing reporter for the ABC News Brian Ross Investigative Unit. He is also editor of a website on federal law enforcement news called ticklethewire.com.
Over the years, Lengel has covered major events including the 9-11 attacks, the Congressman William Jefferson investigation, the Chandra Levy probe, the anthrax attacks, the Oklahoma City bombing and the trial of Detroit Police Chief William Hart. He is a member of IRE (Investigative Reporters and Editors).
Alan Stamm, a former Detroit News assistant metro editor, joined Deadline Detroit in 2013. He moved from New York to Metro Detroit in 1976. His journalism experience also includes an alternative weekly in Syracuse, a daily newspaper in New Jersey and a community news site in Oakland County. He tweets at @APStamm, as well as at @DeadlineDetroit.
Darrell Dawsey is a veteran journalist who has written for numerous publications and Web sites, including the Detroit News, USAToday, the Philadelphia Inquirer, the New York Daily News, the Los Angeles Times, Essence, Vibe, zocalopublicsquare.org, mlive.com and the time.com "Assignment: Detroit" project. He is the author of three books, including Living To Tell About It: Young Black Men in America Speak Their Piece and the best-selling I Ain't Scared of You: Bernie Mac on How Life Is. Dawsey lives in metro Detroit with his wife and two small children.
Doron Levin has been a journalist and author in Detroit since 1984, having covered business, finance and the auto industry for The Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Detroit Free Press and Bloomberg.
Joey Yashinsky attended school at both Michigan/Michigan State and has worked in various capacities within the Detroit sports world. He uses his experience as a stand-up comic to provide a fresh, witty take on the local sports scene. Joey's grandfather, Rube Weiss, was one of the pioneers in Detroit radio. In his free time, Joey likes visiting the Detroit Zoo with his wife, Jackie, and taking recreational softball too seriously.
A native Detroiter, Bill McGraw worked at the Detroit Free Press for 32 years as a city-desk reporter, sports writer, Canada correspondent, editor and columnist. He has been the editor of three books: “Great Pages in Michigan History,” “The Quotations of Mayor Coleman A. Young” and The Detroit Almanac. His writing also has appeared in the New York Times, Washington Post, Newsweek, the Toronto Globe and Mail, Firehouse, History Workshop Journal, the Fifth Estate and Orbit.
Karolina is a Wayne State University law student. When she isn't reading countless court cases, she enjoys discovering what the Detroit art and music scenes have to offer. Twitter: @KarolinaPowalka
Ben Duell Fraser is a founder of PishPosh.Tv, a video production and content creation company where he and his partner built out a video studio and physical computing training space.
He also teaches highschoolers to program at Grand Circus Detroit, kindergartners to play soccer at Escuela Avancemos, and moderates the Detroit subreddit, at reddit.com/r/detroit. He runs the monthly 313HappyHour meetup group, is the captain of the DCFL Woodbridge Trolls Futbol Club, and occasionally tweets from @BDCanuck.
Danny Fenster is a writer and freelance journalist currently based in Detroit. A graduate of the journalism school at Columbia College Chicago, he has written for local and national newspapers, magazines and websites, covering public affairs, music and culture. He is a graduate student in the English department at Wayne State University, where he is studying narrative nonfiction.