Welcome to Crimetown, a show that investigates the culture of crime in different American cities.

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Drew Nelles


Drew is a senior producer at Crimetown. Prior to joining Gimlet, he was an award-winning magazine editor and writer in Canada.

John White


John White is a producer for Crimetown. Previously he worked at StoryCorps facilitating conversations and producing stories for NPR’s Morning Edition and Weekend Edition broadcasts.

Rob Szypko


Rob is an associate producer for Crimetown. Previously, he worked on stories at places like NPR and Audubon Magazine. He also used to teach first grade, and especially enjoyed snack time.

Samantha Lee


Samantha Lee is an Associate Producer at Gimlet. Previously, she produced immersive audio tours for and worked as a television development executive at truTV and Animal Planet. She grew up in the suburbs of Detroit.

Soraya Shockley


Soraya is an associate producer at Gimlet Media. Previously, she interned at Crooked Media and worked as a reporter for Youth Radio