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Dedicated to covering the business and politics of the global space industry, SpaceNews is a privately owned multimedia company headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia, with staff and correspondents around the world.

SpaceNews was founded in 1989 as a weekly business-to-business newspaper, which remains a must-read for thousands of government and industry space professionals.

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Editorial Staff
Editorial Staff

Brian Berger


Brian Berger is SpaceNews editor-in-chief, responsible for all SpaceNews editorial products, including SpaceNews.com and the biweekly magazine.

He joined SpaceNews in 1998, spending his first decade with the publication covering NASA. His reporting on the 2003 Space Shuttle Columbia accident was recognized with an Online News Association award for breaking news.

He was named senior staff writer in 2004, a position he held until becoming SpaceNews deputy editor in 2008. 

Brian earned a bachelor's degree in magazine production and editing from Ohio University's E.W. Scripps School of Journalism. 


Jeff Foust

Senior Staff Writer

Jeff Foust writes about space policy, commercial space, and related topics for SpaceNews.

He earned a Ph.D. in planetary sciences from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a bachelor’s degree with honors in geophysics and planetary science from the California Institute of Technology.

Credit: Jerry Millevoi

Mike Fabey

Senior Staff Writer

Mike Fabey is SpaceNews' senior staff writer covering military and national security space matters. Mike previously covered as Defense News’ air and space warfare reporter in 2005 and 2006.

Mike was an Aviation Week Pentagon-based editor from 2006 to 2016 where he won the 2014 Timothy White Award for his Pulitzer-nominated investigative series about the U.S. Navy’s attempts to hide the crippled condition of its newest warship.


Caleb Henry

Staff Writer

Caleb Henry is a SpaceNews staff writer covering satellites, telecom and launch. He previously worked for Via Satellite and NewSpace Global.

He earned a bachelor’s degree in political science along with a minor in astronomy from Grove City College.

Debra Werner

Debra Werner

Silicon Valley Correspondent

Debra Werner is a correspondent for SpaceNews based in San Francisco.
Debra earned a bachelor’s degree in communications from the University of California, Berkeley, and a master’s degree in Journalism from Northwestern University. She is a recipient of the 1989 Gerald Ford Prize for Distinguished Reporting on National Defense.


David Pugliese

Canadian Correspondent

David Pugliese covers space policy and developments in the space industry in Canada. He has a bachelor’s degree in political science from Lakehead University in Thunder Bay, Ontario, and a degree in journalism from Carleton University in Ottawa, Ontario.


K.S. Jayaraman

Indian Correspondent

Based in Bangalore, Killugudi S. Jayaraman holds a doctorate in nuclear physics from the University of Maryland and a master's degree in journalism from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University. He was formerly science editor of the Indian news agency Press Trust of India.


Paul Kallender-Umezu

Japanese Correspondent

A graduate of the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism, where he won the Horgan Prize for Excellence in Science Writing, Paul Kallender-Umezu is co-author of “In Defense of Japan: From the Market to the Military in Space Policy” (Stanford University Press, 2010). He is an associate researcher at the Global Security Research Institute and a doctoral candidate at Keio University, where he studies space and cybersecurity policy transition. He has been contributing to SpaceNews for nearly 20 years.


Leonard David

Leonard David has been reporting on space activities for nearly 50 years. He is the 2010 winner of the prestigious National Space Club Press Award and recently co-authored with Apollo 11’s Buzz Aldrin the book “Mission to Mars — My Vision for Space Exploration,” published by the National Geographic Society.


Greg Thomas


Greg Thomas is a co-owner of SpaceNews. He is based in the company’s Alexandria, Virginia office. Greg is also a member of SpaceNews’ Board of Directors. Greg's experience spans both print and digital businesses.

Before joining SpaceNews, he served as COO of Inside Communciations, a sports publishing company based in Boulder, Colorado. During Greg’s tenure at Inside Communications, he was responsible for leading the company through a digital transformation and was instrumental in leading the company to profitability and growth. Previously Greg served in a number of roles for Quokka Sports, Interval Research Corporation, and Apple Computer.


Paige McCullough

Business Development Director

Paige McCullough is the business development director for SpaceNews.
She comes to SpaceNews from a corporate communications position within the commercial launch industry.
She holds a bachelor’s degree in marketing from Virginia Tech’s Pamplin College of Business.


Kamal Flucker

Business Development Manager


Tony Kingham

Advertising Representative for China, Germany, Indonesia, Israel, Korea, Malaysia, Russia, Taiwan, Singapore, Austria, Denmark, Finland, India, Netherlands, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland and United Kingdom

Tony Kingham is the sales representative for SpaceNews in Europe (excluding France, Italy and Spain) and all international business outside the Americas.
He has represented SpaceNews in Europe for more than 14 years.
He has worked within the space, defense and security markets for more than 25 years, is the publisher of a number of online directory products as well as organizer of specialist conferences and expos.


Emmanuel Archambeaud

Advertising Representative for France, Italy, Spain

Emmanuel Archambeaud is working in the SpaceNews team since February 1991 and is the manager of advertising sales in European countries like France, Italy, and Spain. He is responsible for business development for major accounts at SpaceNews and SpaceNews.com.
Following attendance at University of La Sorbonne in Paris with a master’s degree, he worked as a key account manager in an advertising agency becoming partner of the advertising agency before joining his actual company. Based in Paris, Emmanuel always worked with experienced media spanning both print and digital businesses.


Pam Washburn

Accounting Specialist

Pam Washburn is the accounting assistant for SpaceNews. She applies payments and sends customer invoices and statements. She interacts with customers or their agencies to assist as needed, and for collection purposes.
She has worked in the accounting field for 42 years.