Ryan Grim

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Ryan Grim

Ryan Grim is an author, journalist, and D.C. Bureau Chief at The Intercept. He was described as "one of the most authoritative voices in Washington on a wide range of topics" by Huffington Post editor-in-chief Lydia Polgreen, who also mentioned that Grim's "specialty has always been giving voice to the voiceless and taking on powerful institutions trying to screw over the most vulnerable among us."[1] Grim is seen by some as "a left-wing populist attack dog" and credited for helping The Intercept become "the loudest voice attacking Democrats from the left."[2]

Education and Career

In June 2017, Grim began work as The Intercept's D.C. Bureau Chief.[3][4]

He worked as a reporter for Politico and The Huffington Post, where he was the Washington Bureau Chief until 2017.[5][4] He has contributed to MSNBC[6] and is a current contributor at The Young Turks[7]

Grim received a Bachelor's Degree in Philosophy from St. Mary's College of Maryland between 1996-2000, then received a Master's Degree in Public Policy from the University of Maryland.[4]

News and Controversy

Grim was the first reporter to break the news of Christine Blasey Ford's sexual assault allegations against then-Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.[8][9] Grim has criticized U.S. senators Dianne Feinstein's and Chuck Schumer's handling of the Ford document and Kavanaugh's confirmation in general.[10]


Other Selected Works

Intra-Democratic Party Conflict

As The Intercept's D.C Bureau Chief, Grim often covers the struggles between progressive and establishment Democrats, reporting on primary challenges and inter-party debates and dynamics.


Contact Information

Email: ryan.grim@theintercept.com
Twitter: @ryangrim
Facebook: /rgrim

External Links

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  1. Hadas Gold and Joe Pompeo, Ryan Grim to leave HuffPost for The Intercept, Politico, May 5, 2017, accessed September 3, 2019.
  2. Steve Perlberg, How the Intercept Is Fueling the Democratic Civil War, Politico, April 24, 2019, accessed September 3, 2019.
  3. Intercept Ryan Grim, organizational website, accessed August 26, 2019.
  4. Huffington Post, Ryan Grim, organizational website, accessed August 26, 2019.
  5. HuffPost Politics, HuffPost's Ryan Grim on MSNBC, HuffPost Politics Youtube Channel, March 25, 2014, accessed August 26, 2019.
  6. TYT Network, Ryan Grim, organizational website, accessed August 26, 2019.
  7. Ryan Grim, Dianne Feinstein Withholding Brett Kavanaugh Document From Fellow Judiciary Committee Democrats, Intercept, September 12, 2018, accessed September 3, 2019.
  8. Julia Manchester, Reporter who broke Kavanaugh story explains how accuser's account got delayed, The Hill, September 18, 2018, accessed September 3, 2019.
  9. Katherine Krueger, An Infuriating Story About How Badly the Democrats Botched the Kavanaugh Fight, Splinter, June 5, 2019, accessed September 3, 2019.