The writers for Reason Magazine
Brian Doherty is a senior editor at Reason magazine and Reason.com. Doherty is author of the books This is Burning Man (2004, Little, Brown; paperback BenBella, 2006) and Radicals for Capitalism: A History of the Modern American Libertarian Movement (PublicAffairs, 2007). Doherty received a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Florida. He lives in Los Angeles.
Jacob Sullum is a senior editor at Reason magazine and Reason.com and a nationally syndicated columnist. Sullum is the author of two critically-acclaimed books: Saying Yes: In Defense of Drug Use (Tarcher/Penguin, 2004) and For Your Own Good: The Anti-Smoking Crusade and the Tyranny of Public Health (Free Press, 1998). Sullum first joined Reason in 1989 as an assistant editor, later serving as associate editor and managing editor. He has also worked as the articles editor of National Review and as a reporter for the News and Courier/Evening Post in Charleston, South Carolina, and The Times Leader in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. Sullum is a graduate of Cornell University, where he majored in economics and psychology. He lives in Dallas with his wife and two daughters.
Jesse Walker is the managing editor of Reason magazine and Reason.com. Walker has written on topics ranging from pirate radio to copyright law to suburban sprawl. He is author of the book Rebels on the Air: An Alternative History of Radio in America (New York University Press, 2001).
Katherine Mangu-Ward is an associate editor of Reason magazine and Reason.com. Previously, Mangu-Ward worked as a reporter for The Weekly Standard magazine and as a researcher at The New York Times op-ed page for columnist John Tierney. She was a 2005 Phillips Foundation Journalism Fellow. Her work has appeared in The Wall Street Journal, Chicago Sun-Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer and numerous other publications. Mangu-Ward is a graduate of Yale University, where she received a B.A. in political science and philosophy. She lives in Washington, DC.
Matt Welch is editor in chief of Reason magazine. Welch’s work has appeared in The Washington Post, Columbia Journalism Review, Los Angeles Daily News, Orange County Register, LA Weekly, ESPN.com, Salon.com, Wired, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, The Daily Star of Beirut, and dozens of other publications. Before 1998, Welch lived for eight years in Central Europe, where he co-founded the region's first post-communist English-language newspaper, Prognosis, worked as UPI's Slovakia correspondent and managed the Budapest Business Journal. He lives in Washington, DC, with his wife Emmanuelle.
Nick Gillespie is editor in chief of Reason.tv and Reason.com Gillespie served as Reason magazine's editor in chief from 2000 to 2008. In 1996, Gillespie received his Ph.D. in English literature from the State University of New York at Buffalo. He also holds an M.A. in English with a concentration in creative writing from Temple University and a B.A. in English and Psychology from Rutgers University.
Ronald Bailey is the award-winning science correspondent for Reason magazine and Reason.com, where he writes a weekly science and technology column. Bailey has appeared on numerous television and radio programs, including the NBC Nightly News, PBS' Newshour, several National Public Radio programs, and various C-SPAN programs. He has lectured at Harvard University, Yale University, Morehouse University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Rutgers University, the University of Virginia, and many other places. In 2004, Bailey testified before a congressional committee on "The Impact of Science on Public Policy." He is a member of the Society of Environmental Journalists and the American Society for Bioethics and Humanities. Bailey lives in Washington, DC, and Charlottesville, Virginia, with his wife Pamela.