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Sam Mellins

Hello! I’m an NYC-based journalist, senior reporter at New York Focus, and contributor to The Lever. My work focuses on a variety of topics including New York state government, housing, labor, and electoral politics.

I’ve written for The San Francisco Chronicle, The Intercept, The Nation, The Appeal, Jacobin, THE CITY, In These Times, City & State, The American Prospect, medievalists.net, and others.

My work has been cited by the U.S. House Oversight Committee and in publications including The New York Times, The New York Post, The Daily News, New York Magazine, Politico, and Gothamist, and I’ve appeared on The Brian Lehrer Show, City Watch on WBAI 99.5 FM, WOR 710 AM, and The Majority Report to discuss my reporting.



I’ve also worked as a chef, research assistant, and political organizer in North Dakota.

Contact me at sam@nysfocus.com