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Our Team

Maribel Lopez, Director

Maribel ventured north in 2010 upon accepting her first job after college at Twin Cities PBS where she worked on national film projects such as “Slavery by Another Name” and “Constitution USA with Peter Sagal.” A lifelong lover of PBS, she couldn’t think of a better way to spend her days than reimagining public media for the next generation through projects like Rewire and “America From Scratch.” When she’s not working, she studies flamenco and enjoys stopping to pet all the dogs she meets while walking her own dogs, Carlos and Laddy. Find her on Twitter @maudybel and on Instagram @maribel_lopez.

Marissa Blahnik, Managing Editor

Marissa cut her teeth at Court TV’s documentary unit in New York City, earned her stripes developing cable programming with Powderhouse Productions in Boston and took a hop, skip, and a jump into public media with Twin Cities PBS in 2009. A Regional Emmy-award winning producer, her previous work at TPT includes the national PBS series “SciGirls” and eight seasons with regional arts series “MN Original.” Marissa is passionate about telling authentic stories that connect with audiences wherever they consume media.

Katie Moritz, Senior Editor

Katie Moritz is Rewire’s senior editor and a Pisces who enjoys thrift stores, rock concerts and pho. She covered politics for the daily newspaper in Juneau, Alaska, before driving down to Minnesota to help produce long-standing public affairs show “Almanac” at Twin Cities PBS. Now she edits and writes the articles that appear on Rewire, and works with its pool of freelance journalists. She has also written episodes of PBS Digital Studios series “Sound Field” and “America From Scratch.” She’s the host of the history webseries “30-Second Minnesota,” which was nominated for an Upper Midwest Regional Emmy Award. Reach her via email at [email protected] Follow her on Twitter @katecmoritz.

Gretchen Brown, Editor

Gretchen got her start as a crime reporter, covering breaking news and the criminal justice system in rural Minnesota. She then headed to Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where she produced public radio talk shows and wrote articles for the station’s website,, on everything from local and national politics to millennial truck drivers and cooking with forged mushrooms. Gretchen is passionate about public media as a public service for all kinds of people. She’s also into music and really good coffee. Follow her on Twitter @gretch_brown.

Josef Lorenzo, Multimedia Producer

A fallen angel in the middle of a renaissance painting. When Josef was 10 years old he created a 20-year plan that concludes with him winning an Oscar at 30 years old. So far his journey has included earning his bachelor’s of science in film production, winning best film at the Toronto Student Film Festival, and joining Rewire as the multimedia producer. When Josef is not chasing his dreams of stardom, he enjoys eating poutine, playing 2k and collecting Criterion films.