Meet the Team

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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A Future Where Anyone Can Be The Right Person For The Job

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Immigration Is A Lightning Rod, But The Numbers Tell A Nuanced Story

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The 'Missing Fourth Trimester Theory' Is Popular, But Is It True?

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Brain Food: Young Book Lovers Grow Brain Tissue As They Read

Exterior view of the Veterans Affairs Medical Center on May 8, 2014 in Phoenix, Arizona.
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VA Admits It Has A Problem Funding Veteran Benefits

A man wears a MAGA hat
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The More Personal Politics Get, The More Divided The Country Seems

President Donald Trump
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The Russia-Ukraine Clash Is A Reminder Of NATO's Vital Purpose

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Going Outside Boosts Your Immune System And Your Happiness

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani
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Is Iran's Nuclear Program Beyond American Oversight?

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Companies Know Hitting 'No Tip' Is Painfully Awkward. That's The Point

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The UK Is Closer To Making Its Brexit. Here's How It Got There.

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There's A Gender Gap In Country Music Radio — But Not In Its Fans

Gen. Stanley McChrystal
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'Stop It': Gen. McChrystal Discusses Trump's Attacks On The Press

Gen. Stanley McChrystal
Newsy / Megan SmithU.S.

Gen. McChrystal On Leadership: From Coco Chanel To Special Ops

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Media 'Bubbles' Aren't New To The Internet Age

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Robot Farms Are Here. What Can Farmers Expect?

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Nobody Is Just One Thing. That's Why Intersectionality Is So Important

Newsy's Chance Seales with Herta Feely
Newsy / Megan SmithU.S.

Dream Jobs: Novelist

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The U.S. Is Diverse. Our Teachers — Not So Much.

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These People Might Have Cracked The Code For Retiring Young

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Newsy / Luke PiotrowskiU.S.

Dream Jobs: Architect

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Chronic Lyme Disease Is Common, But It Doesn't Officially Exist

Monica Polk. dancer
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Dream Jobs: Dancer

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Can Pedophilia Be Treated Like Any Other Mental Illness?

E-Verify presentation
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It's Hard To Incentivize Companies To Stop Hiring Undocumented Workers

Ray Kurzweil gives a talk
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Silicon Valley's Newest Venture Is The Search For Immortality

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Venezuela's Crisis Is Rooted In Oil Prices — And Authoritarianism

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When You Buy A Song, How Much Of That Money Goes To The Artist?

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Young Users Run Social Media, And That May Be Bad News For Facebook

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Could Our Government Get More Done If It Were Less Transparent?