Linley Sanders

A data journalist focused on breaking news, political reporting, and women's rights.

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 150 articles to help women engage with daily news, politics, and health. In May 2018, I will begin Columbia Journalism School's six-month Lede Program for data journalists. 

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 contribute on-the-ground digital coverage.

At Newsweek, I built interactive maps and graphics to showcase trends in state polices while spearheading enterprise reporting. I've immersed myself in iOS and Android app development, learned Python 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 Teen Vogue, NewsweekThe Associated Press, The Washington PostThe Kansas City Star, KC Ink Magazine, and The Knot.

Through writing people’s stories, I’ve been writing my own, and I’m just getting started.