We're a tribe of grassroots strategists, technologists, and change makers working to combat misinformation and underrepresentation in America.

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Our Team

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Blake Stoner

Founder & Chief Reporter

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Dawn DeCosta

Strategic Planning & Partnerships

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Jaime Fernandez

Stakeholder Management

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Shweta Jain

Research & Development

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Kayla Arroyo

Community Outreach

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Shiming Huang

Full-Stack Software Engineer

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Justin Adames

UI/UX Fellow

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Randi Williams

CMS Intern

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Koffison Voumadi

Mobile Intern

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Nima Sherpa

CMS Intern

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Amtul Ali

CMS Intern

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Javaughn Lindsay

Mobile Intern

The concept of Vngle was born in Ferguson, Missouri

Vngle is a response to growing misinformation and underrepresentation that's plaguing so much of America.

Our origin is rooted in grassroots work and seeing the systemic problems local communities face. This work started in Ferguson, MO, where social injustice is real but goes incredibly underreported. Ferguson like so many other underrepresented cities is a news desert, a place that gets little to no original reporting. Today, over 64% of America, millions of people, do not get daily original news on their area. These areas are where misinformation grows the most.

We started Vngle to address these critical issues through empowering communities to bring various angles of verified local news to their area.