The people who work at and with Outlier Media put service at the center of what we do. We use our work to fill information, accountability and connection gaps in Detroit. More about Outlier >
Product and Engagement Manager
Kate (she/her) is passionate about journalism that involves Detroiters from the start and helps readers solve problems and find joy in their daily lives. Her favorite Detroit spot to watch the sunset, play soccer, watch the freighters go by and feel a little haunted is Historic Fort Wayne. More by Kate Abbey-Lambertz
Founder and Editor-in-Chief
Sarah (she/her) believes the best local reporting is a service, responds directly to community needs and reduces harm. Her favorite place in Detroit is her backyard on a summer evening. More by Sarah Alvarez
Social Media Producer
Carmella (she/her) imagines journalism is best expressed with authenticity and reverence for the locals whose lives are imprinted with every written word. She ventures to Eastern Market during the winter season when the poinsettias are beautiful, bountiful and with varying colors, always on point!
Chelsea (she/her) believes having information allows people to have more choices in their daily lives. She enjoys Detroit’s public parks where she can walk, enjoy spending time with friends and family, or just sit and relax.
Candice (she/her) believes that good information systems and organizations (like newsrooms and libraries) help communities and residents not just survive but thrive. When people have access to accurate and helpful information, they are empowered to create pathways for themselves, their families and neighborhoods.
Detroit Documenters Coordinator
Lynelle (she/her) likes working with Documenters because she thinks it’s important for us to share our news and our voices with our neighbors and networks. Her favorite spaces in Detroit are the urban gardens that promote peace, hope, health and healing. More by Lynelle Herndon
Dan (they/them, he/him) believes in amplifying the concerns of marginalized people and connecting everyone to the resources they deserve. They enjoy working with friends at a community food pantry and daydreaming on the West Vernor bus. More by Dan Ignacio
Senior Science Reporter
Koby (he/him) believes that love drives people to fight for their communities, and that curiosity is food for love. He enjoys the many moods of the Detroit River. More by Koby Levin
Detroit Documenters Coordinator
Noah (he/him) believes people benefit their communities when they create civic media and commit acts of journalism. He enjoys being anywhere with live music or tacos. More by Noah Kincade
Breaking News Reporter
Miriam (she/her) is a strong believer that journalism should hold leaders accountable and serve as a platform for marginalized groups. She can often be found at The Congregation — usually with a hot mocha in hand and finding an outlet to charge her dying laptop. More by Miriam Marini
Aaron (he/him) believes in telling true stories about real people. He doesn’t think there’s anything better than a crisp fall afternoon at the Detroit Jazz Fest. More by Aaron Mondry
Erin’s (she/her) personal motto for journalism is: “Invest in the journalists of tomorrow, for they may be our bosses one day.” Her favorite places in Detroit are its classrooms — for the sometimes subtle and other times obvious student intellect. More by Erin Perry
Director of Operations and Finance
Erica (she/her) believes in journalism that rises above the noise and pushes readers to question the systems they’re accustomed to. Her favorite place in Detroit is Woodlawn Cemetery. She loves to walk there with friends, take in the changing seasons and spot deer.
Local Government Reporter and Report for America Corps Member
Malak (she/her) believes in local journalism that provides people with verified and comprehensive information. Her favorite places to unwind and pick up a new read are at Detroit’s bookstores and libraries. More by Malak Silmi
Audience and Engagement Manager
Alex (she/her) believes that the best journalism is done by members of the community being served, and the stories should always reflect those people. When it comes to Detroit, the city is her playground, but her favorite place to go is the Detroit Institute of Arts. More by Alex Washington