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IJReview has been teasing the world with a big announcement, releasing vines throughout the day that indicate some exciting changes in their newsroom. Well, IJReview is just down the street from us, and in true nosey-neighbor fashion, we decided tounnamed track down exactly what the inconspicuous excitement is all about. (They were happy to oblige).

We hate to break it to ya, but IJReview just stole your girlfriend (and your potential new hire). Today, IJReview announced the addition of seven new employees as the digital news company continues to expand its roster of top digital media and reporting talent. Doubling their newsroom in the last year, the media outlet has earned a spot on the digital map as a source for reliable yet relatable content.

We’re ramping up our efforts to continue creating the best original content and videos on the Internet and reporting news that matters to millions of independent minded Americans. Our new team members are coming at the absolute best time, and we couldn’t be happier with what they’re bringing to our newsroom.” –Alex Skatell, Founder of IJReview

People are the most important part of IJ.  This group of new additions — with expertise spanning from business acumen to political instincts — add to the power and energy of our young company in a truly important way.” –Michelle Jaconi, Executive Editor of IJReview

Meet the New IJReview Team Members:

Phil Wolf, Video Journalist

New York born. DC raised. Phil’s background is in creative direction and editing. He’s developed documentary films, government and corporate recruiting videos, and live broadcast media for organizations across the U.S. When he’s not working, you’ll usually find Phil having fun with his twin daughters, Audrey and Mikaela, or watching baseball…or both.

Hayley Condon, Social Media Manager

Hayley graduated from Temple University in 2015 with a degree in Journalism. Prior to joining IJReview, she interned with WPVI-TV 6 ABC in Philadelphia and spent three semesters with the Philadelphia Flyers’ marketing department. She enjoys running and fluffy dogs.

Kelsey Rupp, Political Reporter

Kelsey Rupp is a political reporter for IJReview. Previously, she worked as an editorial fellow for USA TODAY Opinion and a reporter for the Raleigh News & Observer. Kelsey is from North Carolina and a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Mallory Shelbourne, Political Reporter

Mallory Shelbourne is a political reporter for IJReview, currently covering the Clinton, Christie, Fiorina, Kasich, and Pataki campaigns. She recently graduated from the Columbia Journalism School and is currently finishing up a master’s at American University in Middle East Studies. She previously wrote for the Long War Journal.

Maegan Vazquez, Political Reporter

Maegan Vazquez is currently a political fellow for IJReview, focusing on the Perry, Cruz, Carson, and Graham presidential campaigns. She is a recent graduate of New York University and hails from Laredo, Texas. While in college, Maegan worked for CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, and Buzzfeed’s McKay Coppins.

Rebeccah Propp, Director of Events

A native of South Carolina, Rebeccah graduated from the University of South Carolina in 2009 and headed to Washington, D.C. to pursue a career in the political arena.  After working in various communications offices on the Hill, she found her passion for all things media and events. Her position at IJReview as Director of Events is enabling her to combine this passion for national politics with her love of throwing an awesome party.

Liz Kelly, Ad Optimization Specialist

Liz is an Ad Optimization Specialist. She used to work at TEKsystems, but made the move to IJReview to use her advertising degree. She’s originally from Texas and went to the University of Texas, but now resides in Centreville, VA.  She loves running and is obsessed with English Bulldogs.