Lottie Joiner is the editor-in-chief of The Crisis magazine and a Washington, D.C.-based freelance journalist. She covers race, social justice, civil rights and African American culture. Her work focuses on issues that impact minorities, women, marginalized and underserved communities. She writes frequently about the civil rights movement and has been published in The Washington Post, The Daily Beast, Time.com, Vox.com and TheAtlantic.com.

Lottie was a 2017 Fund for Investigative Journalism/Schuster Institute Diversity Fellow. Her fellowship project examined the causes of recidivism and was published by USA Today. Lottie is the Washington, D.C., regional captain for Journalism and Women Symposium (JAWS). She is also on the board of the American Society of Journalists and Authors (ASJA).

His recent reports exposed dangerous failures in the Pentagon’s sex offender reporting practices that put civilians at risk and led directly to Congress and President Obama closing the loophole. He has researched a broad range of topics ranging from safety hazards for children to discovering previously unknown risks to communities from some types of drinking water contamination. He previously worked at ABC News and KHOU-TV (CBS Houston). Mark is a proud father and  lives in Alexandria, VA, where he roots for the Red Sox and brews his own beer.