Staff

Chris Deaton

Chris is the Editor at Red Alert Politics. Most recently a legislative and communications aide on Capitol Hill since the outset of the 112th Congress, he has worked as an editorial writer for The Press-Enterprise in Riverside, Calif., and written for the web arm of SLAM Magazine.

He began his college education as a mechanical engineering major with the misunderstanding that his years of expert Lego-building qualified him to fashion a real-life U.S.S. Enterprise. (Whoops.) He went on to study economics and history at Butler University -- the one of adorable bulldog mascot fame -- and journalism at Northwestern University's Medill Graduate School of Journalism.

Chris lives in Washington, D.C., where he uses the freer hours to write music, cook things, and occasionally engage in spats about sports-related frivolities. He tweets about all three -- and the latest from Red Alert and more -- at @cgdeaton.

Kelsey Osterman

Kelsey is the Opinion Editor at Red Alert Politics. She was born and raised in St. Paul, Minn., but moved to the District shortly after graduating from college. She attended Biola University in La Mirada, Calif., and received a bachelor's degree in print journalism and a minor in biblical and theological studies. Kelsey has been a guest on "The Michael Koolidge Show" and "The Big Picture with Thom Hartmann" on Russia Today. She's also a complete coffee addict. Follow her on Twitter at @kelseyosterman.

Melissa Quinn

Melissa is an Associate Editor at Red Alert Politics. She grew up in sunny Florida and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in journalism from the University of Florida. She currently works as a general assignment reporter and has written for the Daily Caller, Fox News and Fox Nation. She loves to spend time at the beach, scuba dive, watch college football and cheer on her beloved Florida Gators. She currently resides in Washington, D.C. You can follow her on Twitter at @MelissaQuinn97.

Alexa Coombs

Alexa is the Social Media Editor at Red Alert Politics. Originally from Boston, she went to Washington and Lee University, graduating with a B.A. in Politics. Alexa has worked in various new media and communications positions, most recently with the Republican National Committee, Citizens United, and Students for Life of America. She lives in Northern Virginia with her husband where she enjoys blogging in her pajamas, watching cheesy reality TV shows, and rooting on the 2012 Super Bowl Champion Ravens. You can follow Alexa on Twitter at @AlexaShrugged.

Morgan Chalfant

Morgan is a Staff Writer at Red Alert Politics. She is originally from western Massachusetts, and she graduated from Boston College in May of 2013 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Mathematics. While at Boston College, Morgan worked for the English Department and wrote for and edited BC’s conservative paper The Observer, serving as the Editor-in-Chief of the newspaper for 2012. She worked at The Washington Examiner in Washington, D.C., as a CN intern during the summer prior to her senior year of college. She is currently the Collegiate Network fellow at USA TODAY. You can follow Morgan on Twitter at @mchalfant16.