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Chance Seales

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

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Dream Jobs: Dancer

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Can Pedophilia Be Treated Like Any Other Mental Illness?

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It's Hard To Incentivize Companies To Stop Hiring Undocumented Workers

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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?

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Think An Asteroid Killed The Dinosaurs? Some Scientists Aren't So Sure

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Going Black-And-White On Your Phone Might Not Be A Bad Idea

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Should Hollywood Cast Stars Based on Ability or Identity?

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Should Companies Look Past Candidates' College Degrees?

Chance Seales and Michelle Jacoby
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Dream Jobs: Matchmaker

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Dream Jobs: Potter

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Our Data Is Out There — And We Aren't Doing Much To Protect It

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Does American-Style Democracy Work In The Middle East?

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Checking Your Phone All The Time? Going Grayscale Might Fix That

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AI Is Still Really Bad At Recognizing Minorities' Faces

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Newsy / Mai Nolasco-CarranzaU.S.

Dream Jobs: Museum Curator

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Calling A Hate Crime, A Hate Crime

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A Bilingual Brain Solves Problems Faster

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Owning A Pet Could Literally Be Making You Healthier

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HIV Is Getting Harder To Treat. Could Another AIDS Epidemic Be Next?

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Your New Coworker Is Gen Z, Not A Millennial

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Companies Use 60 Percent Of Profits On Stock Buybacks. What Are They?

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After Nine Decades, Is Our Partnership With Turkey Nearing A Break-Up?

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Suing Women-Only Spaces In The Name of Men's Rights

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Americans Want Medicare For All, But How Do We Pay For it?

Matt Wuerker and Chance Seales
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Dream Jobs: Political Cartoonist