Mary Bottari is a reporter for the Center for Media and Democracy (CMD). She helped launch CMD's award-winning ALEC Exposed investigation and is a two-time recipient of the Sidney Prize for public interest journalism from the Sidney Hillman Foundation.
Lisa is President of the Board of the Center for Media and Democracy and Director of Illumination Investigations. She is a well-known researcher, writer, and public speaker. Her research and analysis have been cited by every major paper in the country and featured in critically acclaimed books and documentaries, including Ava Du Vernay’s award-winning film, “The 13th,” Bill Moyers’s “United States of ALEC,” and Showtime’s “Years of Living Dangerously.”
Don Wiener is a contributor to the Center for Media and Democracy. Don has 40 years experience working as a policy analyst, researcher, media strategist, and coalition coordinator for dozens of community, public interest, labor, and environmental groups. He has a Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Evan is a researcher with Illumination Investigations, where he conducts research on dark money and corporate interests that are influencing public policy and our democracy. Before Illumination, Evan was a Fellow at the Center for Media and Democracy, where he worked on in-depth investigations on right-wing networks tied to the Kochs, SPN, ALEC and the Bradley Foundation.Evan graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2015 with degrees in Economics, Spanish and Latin American Studies.