Meet the AlterNet Staff

Don Hazen
Don Hazen is the executive director of the Independent Media Institute and executive editor of the two-time Webby award-winning news site, AlterNet has been a top content provider in the progressive and independent media world since 1997, with consistently increasing audiences currently averaging 2.7 million unique visitors per month. The former publisher of Mother Jones magazine, Hazen has edited and co-edited several books, including Dangerous Brew: Exposing the Tea Party's Agenda to Take Over America; Start Making Sense: Turning the Lessons of Election 2004 into Winning Progressive Politics; and The 99%: How Occupy Wall Street Movement Is Changing America. Don conceived of and organized the two Media & Democracy Congresses in San Francisco and New York City, and has managed political campaigns in New York City for Ruth Messinger and David Dinkins. He holds an MA in counseling from the University of Massachusetts and a BA in politics from Princeton University.
Jan Frel
Jan Frel is editor-at-large and associate publisher. He's been involved with AlterNet since 2004, previously as political editor, staff writer and managing editor. A graduate of St. Andrews University of Scotland, Jan worked on Howard Dean's presidential campaign and at
Tana Ganeva
Tana Ganeva is senior editor at AlterNet. Her work has appeared on Salon, Truthout, RH Reality Check and in the Nation. She has an MA in media arts from the University of Arizona and a BA in history from Reed College.
Kali Holloway  is associate editor of media and culture at AlterNet. Her writing has appeared in the Guardian, Salon, xoJane and Time, and she's written about music for DFA Records, Google Music, Rhapsody and more. She also worked on the award-winning PBS documentaries "Brooklyn Castle," "The New Public" and "The New Black." Kali sings for the NYC band Easy Lover.
Max Blumenthal
Max Blumenthal is AlterNet's senior writer. Max is an award-winning reporter and the author of two books, most recently Goliath: Life and Loathing in Greater Israel.


Roxanne Cooper
Roxanne Cooper is the associate publisher at AlterNet, where she oversees the organization's business-side operations. She has 25 years experience in media management, marketing and advertising sales and has held positions with the Association of Alternative Newsweeklies, LA Weekly, San Francisco Bay Guardian and Stars and Stripes. Follow her on Twitter @AlterRox.
Elizabeth Hines
Elizabeth Hines is AlterNet’s education editor. She was formerly the director of communications for the White House Project. Her work has appeared on the Huffington Post, Women’s eNews, AOL’s BlackVoices, Black Enterprise Magazine, and She is the co-author of the biography, Black Titan: A.G. Gaston and the Making of a Black American Millionaire, winner of a 2004 Non-Fiction Book Honor from the American Library Association. She earned her BA from Yale University and did her graduate work in Harvard University’s Department of English and American Language and Literature.
Steven Rosenfeld
Steven Rosenfeld is a senior fellow covering democracy issues. He is a longtime print and broadcast journalist and has reported for National Public Radio, Monitor Radio, Marketplace, AlterNet, and many newspapers. He has written and co-authored three books on voting rights since 2004, including Count My Vote (AlterNet Books, 2008)
Allegra Kirkland

Allegra Kirkland is AlterNet's associate managing editor. Her writing has appeared in the Chicago Reader, Salon, Daily Serving and the Nation. Born and raised in New York, she received her BA in history from Oberlin College.