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Based in NYC, Brandon Collins a Senior Editor at Rise Media. Previously he has worked for NPR and The Huffington Post. Brandon is a graduate of Sports Recreation and Leisure at the University of New York. You can reach Brandon via email or by phone.
Ritta Valana is a reporter for Rise Media. Ritta has previously interned at VICE and worked as a reporter for MSNBC. Renata is based in Buffalo and covers issues affecting her city. In addition to her severe running addiction, she also enjoys knitting and Yoga.
Tony Renney started working for Rise Media in 2017. Tony grew up in a small town in the Midwest. He studied chemistry in college, graduated, and married his wife one month later. Tony has been a proud New Yorker for the past 10 years. He covers politics and the economy. Previously he wrote for NPR and the Huffington Post.
Sydney Emery is a Senior Reporter here at Rise Media covering state and national politics, . Before joining Rise Media, Sydney worked as a contributor to Buzz Feed.. Sydney has worked as a freelance journalist in New York, having been published by over 20 outlets including NPR, the Center for Media and VICE.com.
Phyllis Reddon is a general assignment reporter at Rise Media. She has covered sports, entertainment and many other beats in her journalism career, and has lived in New York for more than 6 years. Phyllis has appeared periodically on national television shows and has been published in (among others) Yahoo News,, Politico, The Atlantic, Harper’s, Wired.com, Vice and Salon.com.