About the Authors
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Wendell Potter is the New York Times bestselling author of Deadly Spin: An Insurance Company Insider Speaks Out on How Corporate PR is Killing Health Care and Deceiving Americans, which won the Ridenhour Prize, and Obamacare: What’s in It for Me? What Everyone Needs to Know About the Affordable Care Act. A former Washington correspondent for Scripps-Howard Newspapers, Wendell also had a long career as a corporate public relations executive. After a crisis of conscience, he left his position as head of communications for one of the nation’s largest health insurers to show the world the dark inner workings of the insurance industry. He has testified before several Senate and House committees, briefed federal and state lawmakers and regulators, spoken at hundreds of public forums around the world, and has been the subject of numerous articles in the U.S. and foreign media. Wendell also served as a consumer representative to the National Association of Insurance Commissioners and as a columnist for the Center for Public Integrity. His articles and commentaries have also appeared in Newsweek, The Nation and The Guardian.
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Nick Penniman is the Executive Director of the bipartisan nonprofit Issue One. He is also the former executive director of the Huffington Post Investigative Fund. Staffed by a newsroom of veteran journalists from mainstream newspapers and magazines, the team focused most of its energy on uncovering stories behind the financial crises that precipitated the Great Recession. The Investigative Fund later merged with the Center for Public Integrity, the largest nonprofit investigative reporting group in the nation’s capital.
Prior to that, Nick launched the American News Project, an experiment in online video journalism, and served as the Washington director of the Schumann Center for Media and Democracy, a foundation headed by broadcaster Bill Moyers. He has been publisher of The Washington Monthly magazine; executive editor of TomPaine.com; associate editor of the American Prospect; editor of the Lincoln Journal, and associate editor at the Missouri Historical Society.
About the Authors
Updated on 2016-02-22T14:39:31+00:00, by .