Linley Sanders

A data journalist focused on political reporting and polling analysis.

About Linley

I’m a political data journalist at YouGov, a data analytics and polling organization, where I tell data-driven stories using words, charts, maps, and graphics. In September 2018, I graduated from Columbia Journalism School's Lede Program for data journalism with analysis skills in Python, QGIS mapping, SQL, and web scraping. If I don't know something, I will work hard until I learn it. I'm trained in Python, but I've taught myself R while working at YouGov.

Following the Lede Program at Columbia, I worked in ProPublica's Electionland newsroom during the 2018 Midterms. I worked alongside a team of reporters to cover election problems in real-time and led the group responsible for following voter disenfranchisement tips submitted to several databases.

I previously worked for Newsweek as a Staff Writer, as well as The Associated Press as a legislative relief reporter in Des Moines, Iowa. In 2016, I covered the presidential election for Teen Vogue and attended the 2016 Republican National Convention and Democratic National Convention to lead on-the-ground digital coverage. 

You can see my bylines throughout ProPublicaTeen Vogue, Newsweek, MTVNewsThe Associated Press, and The Kansas City Star.