Iowa Starting Line is a news outlet devoted to bringing readers breaking news, in-depth analysis, and general coverage of Iowa Caucus and Iowa political news. Founded in January of 2015 by Pat Rynard, Starting Line works to provide a unique take on the Iowa political scene that others may not be covering.
In June of 2019, we expanded significantly for the Iowa Caucus to include five full-time reporters, as well as a host of support staff. You can read more about it here. Post-caucus, we continue to employ multiple full-time reporters, have expanded our Immigrant Voices reporting, and are always looking for new ways to add reporting capacity.
See our latest news of joining the Courier Newsroom here.
Pat Rynard, Founder and Managing Editor
Ty Rushing, Senior Editor
Nikoel Hytrek, Reporter
Claudia Thrane, Immigrant Voices Reporter