About

TSA News is an independent blog that covers the Transportation Security Administration.

It was created in November 2011 by journalist and consumer advocate Christopher Elliott. Fellow journalist Lisa Simeone is the chief writer and editor. The group of contributors has included a statistical analyst, Bill Fisher, and a mathematician, Sommer Gentry. Other contributors have been Amy Alkon, Chris Bray, Wendy Thomson, Deborah Newell Tornello, Phil Weber, Ari Ofsevit, Deborah Pierce, Charlie Leocha, Richard Walbaum, Karen Cummings, and Jeremy Thompson. We writers are unpaid volunteers. We do this because we think it’s important.

TSA News Blog is not associated with the TSA.

We are dedicated to writing about the agency with fairness and accuracy, employing logic, risk assessment, statistical analysis, and empirical evidence (also sarcasm and humor!). Please email us with your news tips and suggestions.