Staff

Ted Alcorn, contributing reporter. ted.alcorn@gmail.com

Ted Alcorn is an independent journalist raised in Albuquerque whose reporting on health and justice has appeared in various local and national publications. He was previously the founding research director of Everytown For Gun Safety and a policy analyst in the Office of the Mayor of New York City. He earned graduate degrees at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and their School for Advanced International Studies, and lived in Beijing, China as a Henry Luce scholar. 

For New Mexico In Depth, he has investigated an ignored epidemic of hepatitis C in the state’s prison system, not-for-profit hospitals’ shortfall of community benefit spending, and Albuquerque’s plans to launch an alternative branch of emergency response independent of the police. His 2022 reporting project for New Mexico In Depth is supported by the Association for Health Care Journalists and the USC Center for Health Journalism Impact Fund. Follow him @tedalcorn.

Natalie Avitia, social media specialist.

Natalie is from Grants, New Mexico and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of New Mexico. Natalie is currently an MBA candidate at the UNM Anderson School of Management, with a concentration in Strategic Management and Policy. Natalie has held many leadership positions and community roles during her time at UNM and in the future looks forward to continuing to expand in her field.  

Marjorie Childress, managing editor. marjorie@nmindepth.com

Marjorie is the managing editor for New Mexico In Depth.  As a reporter, she’s covered New Mexico politics and policy issues since 2008, first with the New Mexico Independent, the state’s first digital nonprofit news outlet. She served on the first Board of Directors for New Mexico In Depth, and joined the team in 2015. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in accounting 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.

Gwyneth Doland, contributing reporter. gwynethdoland@gmail.com

Gwyneth teaches media ethics and law, multimedia writing and other courses in the Department of Communication and Journalism at the University of New Mexico. She has been a journalist for more than 20 years, working in newspapers, magazines, on television, radio and online. She is a contributor to New Mexico in Depth and a correspondent for New Mexico PBS. Gwyneth was previously the executive director of the New Mexico Foundation for Open Government, and has served on the boards of the Journalism and Women Symposium and the Society of Professional Journalists, Rio Grande Chapter. Her report on government accountability for the Center for Public Integrity in Washington, D.C. was a finalist for the Goldsmith Prize from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government. Her work has been honored with a First Amendment Award from ACLU-NM as well as awards from SPJ, the National Federation of Press Women, the Association for Alternative Newsweeklies, the International Regional Magazine Association and the New Mexico Broadcasters Association. She has a master’s degree from the Harvard Extension School with a concentration in journalism.

Bryant Furlow, investigative reporter. bryantlrn@gmail.com

An Albuquerque-based investigative journalist focused on public health. A frequent contributor to The Lancet’s medical journal news desks, Bryant Furlow’s previous reporting has included investigative series on lax state regulation of the health insurance industry, drinking water quality, rural ambulance response times following EMS budget cuts, and the off-label sedation of jail inmates with prescription psychiatric drugs — a practice that led to a regional street trade, overdoses and deaths in northern N.M. Through 2020, he worked with New Mexico In Depth and ProPublica on a project as part of the ProPublica Local Reporting Network. He joins our team again in 2022, in partnership with ProPublica.

For New Mexico In Depth, he’s reported on an epidemic of teen suicide; a secret hospital policy that violated Native mothers’ patient rights and separated some from their newborns, reporting that sparked a federal investigation and ended the practice; extremely preterm newborn mortality at a prominent women’s hospital; and he produced award-winning coverage of COVID-19 responses at nursing homes and exposed the VA’s early COVID no-masks policy and a telework ban that put workers at risk. Within days of our first story, the VA reversed course.

Trip Jennings, executive director. trip@nmindepth.com

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.

Jhoana Perez, community engagement specialist.

Jhoana has worked within the nonprofit sector, education and the arts as a teacher. Currently, she’s a senior at the University of New Mexico double majoring in Chicana/o Studies and Studio Art. In the future, she hopes to continue in the nonprofit sector and continue teaching art.

Joseph Wagner, Student Fellow

A college junior attending the University of New Mexico studying journalism, Joey is interested in politics, social movements and culture. He plans to pursue fashion journalism, with a particular interest in sideline runway reporting for a fashion magazine.