Officers & Staff

JOSHUA B. PRIBANIC: EDITOR-IN-CHIEF

publicherald_profile_jbpribanicFounder Joshua Pribanic began an idea for online news in 2005, but it wasn’t until he met journalist Melissa Troutman in 2011 that his model for investigative journalism and the arts was established as Public Herald. He now serves as Editor-in-Chief. He’s also the co-director of Public Herald’s debut documentary, Triple Divide. Follow on twitter: @jbpribanic


MELISSA TROUTMAN: MANAGING EDITOR

publicherald_profile_matroutmanFounder Melissa Troutman began PH after partnering with journalist and artist Joshua Pribanic on a freelance project that became their debut documentary, Triple Divide. An educator and artist herself, she and Pribanic share a passion and dedication to the powers of truth and creativity. She now serves as Managing Editor. Follow @melissat22


AMANDA GILLOOLY: CONTRIBUTING JOURNALIST

profile_amanda_gillooly-1Amanda Gillooly is an award-winning investigative reporter who has published with a number of news agencies: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Patch.com, the Observer-Reporter, Beaver County Times, DesmogBlog and more. A graduate of Point Park University, she currently serves as the editor of Marcellus Monitor, a website devoted to investigative reporting on shale issues in Western Pennsylvania and beyond. She joined with Public Herald in May 2014 as part of a growing team supporting investigative journalism.

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JOHN NICHOLSON: CONTRIBUTING ARTIST

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KYLE PATTISON: CONTRIBUTING ARTIST

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DINU GAVRIS: CONTRIBUTING ARTIST


WILL SANTINO: CONTRIBUTING ARTIST


SIMONE ROBINSON: PHOTOGRAPHY INTERN

(06/14)
simone_profile_pic_2-1At a young age, Simone Robinson fell in love with storytelling. First attracted to tales of vampires and werewolves, her affection for stories transformed to poetry stanzas and newspaper articles. However, her own storytelling never stopped at words on paper. She nurtured an interest in photography, and later film that inspired a new goal for her to become a photojournalist and filmmaker. With these skills realized she wants to give others a platform to find strength in their voices and share their stories.


TRISTAN KING: DATABASE JOURNALIST

(06/14)
14579571832_008e695973_zTristan joined Public Herald as an independent fashion designer and artist from Brooklyn/Queens NY, with experience as a entrepreneur, blogger, and architect. As a database journalist he’ll be working on developing data sets for Public Herald’s Open Source “#fileroom” project. He enjoys Japanese Anime, 3D printing, skateboarding, fashion, libraries and conservation efforts to save the world. His favorite book is “Where the Wild things are?”


LAUREL DAMMANN: EDITORIAL INTERN

(07/12-05/13)

Laurel Dammann’s internal catchphrase is “question everything.” Perhaps inevitably, that mantra led her down a path of investigative journalism and into her internship at Public Herald. A graduate of Sarah Lawrence College, she concentrated in Journalism, Film, and French and has a particular passion for interview, documentary, and the editing processes of both writing and film. She has published work at MovieMaker Magazine, Print Magazine, and Art Business News. Laurel was forever marked by encounters with performance artist Penny Arcade and Sarah Lawrence College professor and former The New Yorker editor, Alice Truax.


Board of Directors

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Advisory Board

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