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
Susanne Reber
Newsy/Megan SmithU.S.

Dream Jobs: Podcaster

Art consultant Nina Caccioppoli O'Neil takes a photo of flowers.
NewsyU.S.

Dream Jobs: Art Consultant

Andrew Marantz
NewsyTech

Andrew Marantz On How Extremist Groups Recruit Using Social Media

Session of Congress in the early 1900s
U.S. Library of CongressPolitics

The Traits That Once Predicted Who Would Be Elected To Congress

Actor in costume
Newsy/Megan SmithU.S.

Dream Jobs: Musical Theater Actor

Library from the floor pointing up
Getty ImagesU.S.

As Young People Experience New Kinds Of Media, It's Changing Libraries

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

Dream Jobs: Capitol Tour Guide

Graphic of hands holding a smartphone
NewsyU.S.

The Regional Dialects Of The Internet

Woman on a therapist's couch
BroadlyU.S.

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
NewsyBusiness

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
BroadlyU.S.

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