Meet the Team

Chance Seales

Host, "The Why"

Chance Seales hosts Newsy's evening show "The Why." He's led national coverage of presidents, Congress and the Supreme Court from Washington for broadcast companies like Nexstar and Media General, and worked at Newsy in its earliest days. Chance and his husband live in D.C. and are the (way too) proud dads of Bear and Peggy, the world's sweetest French bulldogs.

  Recent Work
Capitol Hill tour guide
Newsy/Mai Nolasco CarranzaU.S.

Dream Jobs: Capitol Tour Guide

Graphic of hands holding a smartphone

The Regional Dialects Of The Internet

Woman on a therapist's couch

To Help Suicidal Teens Recover, Doctors Appoint 'Caring Adults'

Chance Seales and bull rider Sean Willingham
Newsy / Mai Nolasco-Carranza / Matt AnzurU.S.

Dream Jobs: Bull Rider

Hands on computer
Getty ImagesSci/Health

'People Search Sites' Make Money Selling Access To Public Documents

A Kurdish refugee mother and son in a camp in southeastern Turkey
Getty ImagesWorld

Who Are The Kurdish People?

Witch trial
Joseph E. BakerU.S.

The Serious Study of Imaginary Friends

Dawson Saint Jour
Newsy/Matt Anzur/Megan SmithU.S.

Dream Jobs: Fitness Influencer

Woman looking at her phone
Getty ImagesU.S.

Those That Dread Talking On The Phone

Lab coats on a rack
Getty ImagesSci/Health

The Social Science Studies That Can't Be Replicated

Sentencing guidelines graphic
Newsy/Nathan BrinerU.S.

How Judges Consider Gender In Sentencing

Graphic of clothing, shoes, furniture and golf clubs

As Resale Markets Grow, So Has The Need For 'Authenticators'

Jonte Lee talking
Newsy/Matt AnzurU.S.

Dream Jobs: STEM Teacher

A neighborhood
Getty ImagesU.S.

Which Neighborhood You Grow Up In Can Predict Your Income As An Adult

A young transgender woman looking in a bathroom mirror

The Origins Of The LGBTQIA+ Acronym

Newspaper graphic
Newsy/ Nathan BrinerPolitics

Examining Fairness In Cable News

Captain Jon Moro
Megan SmithU.S.

Dream Jobs: Ship Captain

Houses in California
Getty ImagesPolitics

The Political And Predictive Power Of Dynamic Scoring

Man looking through VR headset
Getty ImagesSci/Health

Why Experts Can't Rule Out The Possibility We Live In A Simulation

Kyle Dargan
Newsy/ Matt Anzur/ Luke PiotrowskiU.S.

Dream Jobs: Literature Professor

Whitney Houston singing
Getty ImagesU.S.

When A Musician Dies, What Should Happen To Their Unreleased Work?

Translator talking in microphone
Matt Anzur/NewsyU.S.

Dream Jobs: Translator

Nurse and patient
Getty ImagesPolitics

The Link Between Cost And Quality In American Health Care

Happied app
Matt Anzur NewsyU.S.

Dream Jobs: Happy Hour Entrepreneur

Baby and parent with matching tattoos
Getty ImagesSci/Health

Why Some Scientists Think Newborns Look More Like Their Dads

Chance Seales talks with Pastor Julie Pennington-Russell
Newsy/Megan SmithU.S.

Dream Jobs: Pastor

Portrait of King Charles II
Wikimedia CommonsU.S.

Power May Corrupt, But Only By Heightening Existing Personality Traits

Muralist using a stencil
Megan Smith/ NewsyU.S.

Dream Jobs: Muralist

Man taking a photo on a hike
Getty ImagesU.S.

Leave No Trace: Treating The Wilderness Like A Museum

Microphones in black and white
Getty ImagesU.S.

'Stage Jitters' Could Have Developed During Humanity's Primitive Days