Our Team

Our Team

Ellen Ratner
DC Bureau Chief

Ellen Ratner has covered the White House for more than two decades as a correspondent and provides exclusive reports to over 400 national and regional talk radio stations from the halls of Congress and government agencies. Ms. Ratner can be seen regularly on Fox News’ “The Strategy Room.”

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Timothy Maier
Executive Editor/CEO

Timothy W. Maier has nearly three decades of experience working with news organizations, including newspapers, magazines, radio and online news websites. He has been an award-winning editor/reporter at several major dailies in Wisconsin and Maryland.

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Victoria Jones
Chief White House Correspondent

Victoria Jones is the chief White House correspondent for Talk Media News. She created and edits Quick Morning News, an aggregated early morning summary of political and other news stories supplemented with her own editorial commentary.

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Justin Duckham
Deputy Bureau Chief

Justin Duckham has covered politics for nearly a decade. He previously covered music in California before making the jump to D.C.



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Luke Vargas
U.N. Bureau Chief

Luke Vargas is the Chief Foreign Correspondent for Talk Media News and has lead international coverage from 26 countries, including breaking news and feature reporting from Ukraine, Tunisia, Bolivia and Palestine.

He hosts the daily “World in 2:00” radio newscast and the weekly foreign policy roundtable program, “Wake.”


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Loree Lewis

Loree Lewis
Pentagon Correspondent

Loree Lewis covers defense, global affairs and politics for Talk Media News. She has covered national elections, Congress and the White House. She began her career reporting on higher education in California.


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Jon-Christopher Bua
Political Analyst

Jon-Christopher Bua is a Member of the White House Press Corps and the White House Commentator for Talk Media News. Jon-Christopher came to DC in 1993 after media training spokespeople for Governor Bill Clinton’s Campaign in 1992 and was later appointed to three senior executive communications positions in the Clinton Administration.

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Shelly Kapoor
Technologist & Political Analyst

Shelly Kapoor is a frequent Tech Entrepreneur, Advisor and Investor who works at the intersection of Technology, Politics and Innovation. Named one of the twenty most influential global Indian women by Economic Times of India, Shelly is the Founder and CEO of Tech Hill Advisors based in Silicon Valley.

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Editor/U.S.News Correspondent

Regina Holmes has more than two decades of experience as a journalist –editing and reporting for news dailies including the Miami Herald, Newsday and the Baltimore Examiner. She also launched an award-winning investigative news website that tackled police and political corruption in Baltimore.

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Bryan Renbaum
Capitol Hill Correspondent

Bryan Renbaum has broken multiple stories involving athletic and sexual assault scandals with the Baltimore Post-Examiner. He also covered Annapolis with Maryland Reporter during the 2016 legislative session.

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Gary Gately
U.S. Supreme Court Correspondent

Gary Gately has won 15 national and local awards for investigative, public service, feature, business and travel stories. Gary has been published by The New York Times, The Boston Globe, The Baltimore Sun, Baltimore Examiner, the Chicago Tribune, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, The Dallas Morning News, Business Week, Newsweek, and numerous other news organizations.

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Douglas Christian
Photographer

Douglas Christian was born in Germany and grew up in suburbs of Boston. His parents, John and Lynda Christian, were professors at two universities in Cambridge. His mother was active in the woman’s rights movement in the 1960s and early 70s and was New England Vice President of the ACLU, New England Vice President of the National Organization for Women (NOW), and the founding president of the NARAL’s Massachusetts branch, Massachusetts Organization to Repeal Abortion Laws.

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Dr. Randy Tobler
Medical Correspondent

Dr. Randy Tobler is a board-certified obstetrician-gynecologist, celebrating nearly 30 years in practice. A St. Louis native, he was trained at the prestigious Washington University School of Medicine.

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Heliene Tobler, Ph.D.
Medical Correspondent

Heliene Tobler is co-founder of DrTobler.com, a multimedia health and wellness information site. She has a bachelor’s degree in business and Masters and Ph.D. degrees in Holistic Nutrition.

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Patrick Gavin
Videographer

Patrick Gavin is the director of “Nerd Prom: Inside Washington’s Wildest Week,” a 2015 documentary that exposed the biggest annual event in Washington, D.C.: The White House Correspondents’ Dinner (www.nerdpromthemovie.com). The movie was hailed by Larry King as “A very important and hysterical documentary.”

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Michael Olesker
National Columnist

Michael Olesker writes about politics, race, police, poverty, education, economic disparity, prison reform, sports, and the life of American cities. He’s been doing this for nearly half a century.

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Matt Sabas
Food & Ag Correspondent

Matt Sabas is a communications associate with the White House Writers Group. In his role, he manages social media platforms and advises food and agriculture clients on a variety of federal policy issues.

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