Trip Jennings, executive director.

Trip started his career in Georgia at his hometown newspaper, The Augusta Chronicle. Since then he’s worked at newspapers in California, Florida and Connecticut where he reported on many interesting stories, including the resignation and incarceration of Connecticut’s then-governor, John Rowland, and gang warfare in California. Since 2005, Trip has covered politics and state government for the Albuquerque Journal, The New Mexico Independent and the Santa Fe New Mexican.  He holds a Master’s of Divinity from Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur, Ga. In 2012, he co-founded New Mexico In Depth.

Marjorie Childress, deputy director.

Marjorie’s background includes both journalism and non-profit management. She was part of an emerging class of political bloggers in the early days of the internet in New Mexico, which led to a position on the reporting team of the New Mexico Independent from 2008-2010, the first digital-only news organization in the state. She holds a Bachelor’s in business administration from the University of North Texas and a Master’s degree in Community Planning from the University of New Mexico. She has held management positions in both the private and nonprofit sectors, leading financial management and program teams.  For NMID, she serves as an editor, writer, and program director.

Sandra Fish, data reporter.

Sandra is an experienced independent journalist based in Boulder, Colorado, specializing in politics, government and data reporting. She has used her skills since 2014 to help New Mexicans better understand the flow and influence of money in politics. She also was key in the creation of The Openness Project, a joint effort by NMID and Datamade, a Chicago-based civic technology company. In December 2016 she won Best in Government Award from Common Cause New Mexico for “making campaign finance information accessible and understandable to ordinary citizens during this election year.”

Jeff Proctor, reporter, The Justice Project.

Jeff is an investigative reporter for New Mexico In Depth. Previously he was an investigative reporter/producer for KRQE-TV, the CBS affiliate in Albuquerque, and prior to that he was the justice system reporter for the Albuquerque Journal. Jeff’s work has received numerous local, state and regional awards. In 2013, he was a finalist for the American Bar Association’s Silver Gavel Award for his reporting on systemic civil rights abuses by the Albuquerque Police Department. And in 2012, Jeff received the William S. Dixon First Amendment Freedom Award from the New Mexico Foundation for Open Government for advancing transparency in the state. Jeff is a member of the chapter’s Freedom of Information Committee and has been a board member since 2013.

Robert Salas, reporting fellow.

Robert is a senior at The University of New Mexico, studying multimedia journalism and political science. Robert holds the New Mexico In Depth fellowship for student journalists of color. He is also the President of the Society of Professional Journalists, UNM Chapter. He reports on a multitude of community driven issues, with a focus on giving voice to groups of people who don’t always feel as if their voices are heard, a strong journalistic tradition.