OUR TEAM

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AMAL AHMED 

Texas Investigative Reporter

Amal is based in Dallas, where she reports on climate and the environment, with a focus on justice and equity. 
 

Previously, she was a reporter at the Texas Observer, and a fact-checker at Texas Monthly. Ahmed’s work has been published in Southerly, The Atlantic, CityLab, Grist, the Guardian and Popular Science. She is a graduate of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.

amal@floodlightnews.org

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MARIO ARIZA 

Investigative Reporter 

Mario Alejandro Ariza is an investigative reporter and a Dominican immigrant.
His byline has appeared in publications like the South Florida Sun Sentinel, The New Republic, and The Atlantic.

 

Mario wrote a book called Disposable City: Miami’s Future on the Shores of Climate Catastrophe, which was published by Bold Type Books. His essays have been featured in The Believer and selected for Best American Essays. He lives in South Florida with two cats, a dog, and a sturdy pair of waterproof boots.  

mario@floodlightnews.org

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JOHN DINEEN

Interim Editor-in-Chief

John Dineen is based in Washington, D.C. He was formerly Chief Product Officer and Senior Vice President at CQ Roll Call. 

Early in his career, Dineen ran two local newspapers and served as a congressional chief-of-staff, before directing an environmental information service for members of Congress. After that, he became a policy news consultant and then launched two congressionally-focused publications, on trade and competitiveness, and the environment. 

dineen@floodlightnews.org

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MIRANDA GREEN

Director of Investigations

Miranda Green is based in Los Angeles. Before joining Floodlight, she was a freelance reporter covering California and the West. She has been a frequent contributor to the New York Times, New York Magazine, The Washington Post and The Atlantic, among others.
 

Miranda is a recipient of a 2020 Economic Hardship Reporting Project grant. She often appears as a commentator on news shows and podcasts. She spent seven years reporting in Washington, D.C.,  covering the environment, climate change and politics as a staff reporter for CNN, The Hill, The Daily Beast and Scripps News.

miranda@floodlightnews.org

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EMILY HOLDEN

Founder and Executive Director

Emily is an investigative environmental journalist with more than a decade of reporting experience in Washington, D.C. Before founding Floodlight in early 2021, she was an environment correspondent for the Guardian. She has written for Politico, E&E News and CQ Roll Call. Her work has also been published in The Arizona Republic, the Baton Rouge Advocate, the Houston Chronicle and Gannett newspapers. 

Emily covered the White House, federal agencies, Congress, the courts, and electricity regulation, through the Obama and Trump administrations. She grew up in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

emily@floodlightnews.org

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TERRY JONES 

Louisiana Enterprise Reporter

Terry is a Baton Rouge native and has lived and worked there for the last decade. Before joining Floodlight, he was the City Hall reporter for The Advocate. He has covered crime, local politics and environmental issues in the Louisiana capital and the surrounding area. 


Terry is a graduate of Southern University. In 2020, he was awarded a reporting fellowship from Investigative Reporters and Editors and uncovered how the East Baton Rouge Parish Office of Community Development mismanaged federal money meant for affordable housing. Jones also moonlights as a writer of young adult fiction.

terry@floodlightnews.org

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PAM RADTKE

Gulf Coast Managing Editor 

Pam Radtke is editor of Floodlight's Gulf Coast team, which spans Louisiana and Texas. Based in New Orleans, Pam is a veteran editor and reporter, focused on energy, environment and climate change. She was part of The New Orleans Times-Picayune team that published after Hurricane Katrina — efforts for which it was awarded two Pulitzer prizes — and covered the storm’s aftermath on the state’s oil and gas industry and electric utilities.

 

Pam served as an energy and environment editor at CQ Roll Call, and as a correspondent for Platts, where her work spanned from utility regulation to the BP oil spill. Most recently she was a deputy editor at Engineering News-Record, where she led and wrote multiple award-winning climate-related packages. Pam’s reporting has also appeared in HuffPost and the Guardian.

pam@floodlightnews.org

ABOUT 

A bit about how we are funded and how we maintain editorial independence:

Floodlight is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit newsroom supported by philanthropic grants from foundations and gifts from individuals. 

Floodlight is a member of the Institute for Nonprofit News and subscribes to its standards of editorial independence. We retain full authority over editorial content:

  • Our news judgments are made independently and not on the basis of donor support.

  • We do not accept charitable donations from anonymous sources or sources who present a conflict of interest with our work or compromise our independence.

  • Floodlight may consider donations to support the coverage of particular topics, but our organization maintains editorial control of the coverage. 

  • Floodlight will make public all donors who give a total of $5,000 or more per year.

DONORS

Sequoia Climate Foundation
Equation Campaign 

Incite.org 

Heising-Simons Foundation 
The Sunrise Project

2030 Fund 

Porticus 
Rockefeller Brothers Fund 
Armature Philanthropy at Foundation for Louisiana

The Wilderness Society 

Tides Foundation
Society of Environmental Journalists 

Sonjia Smith