Ed Connors is the direct appeal manager with the Development team at American Progress. Connors was the business and operations manager for ThinkProgress. Previously, Connors worked for The American Prospect, where he served as director of business operations. Before joining the Prospect, he worked for the Capital Gazette newspaper in Annapolis, Maryland, where he directed business activities for the paper’s website. Connors is a former congressional reporter for the United Press International Radio Network, where he covered many Washington beats during the 1980s and early 1990s before moving to the business side of the news industry.

Connors is a graduate of James Madison University, where he majored in journalism and minored in geology. He is married, has two children, and lives with his family in Annapolis. Connors enjoys anything to do with the water, including sailing on the Chesapeake Bay.