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Chance Seales

Show Host

Chance Seales is an incurable political enthusiast and noted Oprah historian. He anchors and produces Newsy's "The Why." Chance has led national coverage of presidents, Congress and the Supreme Court from Washington for broadcast companies like Nexstar and Media General, and previously worked at Newsy in its early days. He and his husband are the (way too) proud dads of Bear and Peggy — the world's sweetest French Bulldogs.

  Recent Work
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Always Listening: Privacy In The Era Of Alexa And Smart Toilets

Jason Rezaian, right, speaks with Newsy's Chance Seales

Jason Rezaian On How The US Treated Jamal Khashoggi's Murder

David Bruton of the Denver Broncos
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CTE Was First Identified In 1928. It's Only Now Being Understood.

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FDR Presidential Library & MuseumPolitics

For Presidents, One Brain Region Helps Campaign, One Helps Govern

John Kerry with a beer
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The Awkwardness Of Trying To Be A 'Relatable' Politician

Jason Rezaian interviews with Newsy

To Jason Rezaian, Solitary Confinement Is Unjust And Inhumane

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Using The Word 'Love' In A Dating Profile Gets You More Matches

Jason Rezaian speaks with Newsy

Moments Before Leaving An Iranian Prison: Jason Rezaian On Freedom

Chris Wilson
Newsy / Megan SmithU.S.

He Expected To Die By 21. Chris Wilson's 'Master Plan' Saved Him

Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton
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Weed Could Be Legalized In D.C.—But For Real This Time

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Sherpa SEOPolitics

CBD Oil: Do We Really Need Cannabis In Our Coffee?

Crow graphic
Newsy/Nathan BrinerSci/Health

A Bird's Brain Has More Neurons Per Square Inch Than A Human's

Newsy/Megan Smith/Mai Nolasco-CarranzaU.S.

Dream Jobs: Cheesemonger

Still from a Huggies diaper ad

Changing Tables Are Noticeably Absent In Mens' Bathrooms

Sara Phillips
Newsy/Megan Smith/Mai Nolasco-CarranzaU.S.

Dream Jobs: Perfumer

A penny
Jon SullivanBusiness

Could We Save Money By Abolishing Coins?

Augusto Pinochet and George H.W. Bush
Biblioteca del Congreso Nacional de ChileWorld

When The US Decided The Future Of Latin America

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Newsy / Nathan BrinerSci/Health

REST: The Serious Work Your Brain Does When You're 'Doing Nothing'

Man cleaning up graffiti

Public Service Bonds Us Beyond Identity and Politics

Game design teacher
Newsy/ Mai Nolasco Carranza/Luke PiotrowskiTech

Dream Jobs: Game Designer

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Human Beings Evolved To Love Cuteness: How 'Kawaii' Conquered The West

Still from "Roma"
Netflix / Alfonso CuaronPolitics

A Look At The Realities Of Domestic Work Behind Netflix's 'Roma'

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Wikimedia CommonsU.S.

Are American Schools Focusing Too Much On Athletics?

Marijuana plants
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Marijuana Addiction Is Real Even If It Doesn't Affect Most Users

Gymnast in the air
Newsy / Mai Nolasco Carranza / Luke PiotrowskiU.S.

Dream Jobs: Cirque Du Soleil

Woman sits alone
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The Great Disengagement: America's "Joiners" Become "Loners"

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National ArchivesPolitics

The Power To Pick Senators Once Gave States National Influence

Philip Becnel
Megan SmithU.S.

Dream Jobs: Private Investigator

Human body made of microorganisms
Newsy / Nathan BrinerSci/Health

The 75 Trillion Microorganisms That Raised You From Birth

Travis McCormack
Megan Smith / NewsySports

Dream Jobs: Athletic Trainer