Linley Sanders

A data journalist focused on breaking news, political reporting, and women-focused issues.

About Linley

I’m a data journalist with a passion for state legislative trends and women's political interests. I'm a contributing news reporter for, where I've written over 175 articles to help women engage with daily news, politics, and health. In September 2018, I graduated from Columbia Journalism School's Lede Program for data journalists with analysis skills in Python, SQL, web scraping, mapping and interactive graphics. After graduation, I accepted a job helping ProPublica's Electionland with 2018 election coverage.

Previously, I've worked for Newsweek as a Staff Writer, as well as earned bylines at The Associated Press as a legislative relief reporter. In 2016, I covered the presidential election for Teen Vogue and attended the Republican National Convention and Democratic National Convention to lead on-the-ground digital coverage.

At Newsweek, I built interactive maps and graphics to showcase trends in state policies while spearheading enterprise reporting. I've immersed myself in iOS and Android app development, learned R to enhance data reporting, and created multimedia content for Teen Vogue,, and The Kansas City Star. If I don't know a software or platform, I'll happily learn it.

You can see my bylines with ProPublicaTeen Vogue, Newsweek, The Associated Press, and The Kansas City Star. Through writing people’s stories, I’ve been writing my own, and I’m just getting started.